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Allium canadense var. canadense L.
Family: Amaryllidaceae
meadow garlic
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Bulbs without basal bulbels, 1.5-2.5 × 1-2 cm, inner coat cells obscure, regular or nearly so. Leaves 3-6; blade 1-5 mm wide, margins usually entire. Scape solitary, 15-50 cm. Umbel usually 0-10-flowered, rarely producing capsules or seeds, pedicels replaced, all or in part, by ovoid bulbils, some of which may, in turn, bear secondary umbels, bulbils sessile or stalk less than 0.5 mm; spathe bracts usually 3, lanceolate to ovate. Flowers fragrant, 4-7 mm; tepals spreading, white or pink, thin; flowering pedicel, if present, filiform, ± equal, 10-70 mm. 2n = 21, 28. Flowering Apr--Jul. Roadsides, meadows, woods, and fields; 0--700 m; N.B., Ont., Que.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.