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Allium canadense var. mobilense (Regel) Ownbey (redirected from: Allium mutabile)
Family: Amaryllidaceae
meadow garlic
[Allium canadense subsp. mobilense (Regel) Traub & Ownbey,  more]
Allium canadense var. mobilense image
Bulbs sometimes with 1-2 basal bulbels, 1-1.5 × 0.6-1.2 cm; inner coat cells sometimes contorted or with sinuous walls. Leaves 2-5; blade 1-2 mm wide, margins usually entire. Scape solitary, 10-30(-50) cm. Umbel 15-50-flowered, producing capsules and seeds, bulbils almost unknown; spathe bracts usually 3, lanceolate. Flowers fragrant, 4-6(-7) mm; tepals spreading, pink (rarely white), thin; pedicel usually filiform, subequal, 8-22 mm. 2n = 14, 28. Flowering Apr--May. Usually in sandy or rocky soils, rarely on limestone or in clay, woods and prairies; 0--300 m; Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Mo., Okla., S.C., Tex. Allium canadense var. mobilense extends on the coastal plain perhaps to the southern border of North Carolina.