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Allium canadense Linnaeus. Wild Onion. Phen: Mid Apr-Jun; late May-Jul. Hab: Bottomland forests, pastures, roadsides. Dist: NB west to ND, south to c. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Though native, often appearing weedy.

Synonymy: = F, G, Mi, Pa, S, Tat, W; = Allium canadense L. var. canadense – Ar, C, ETx1, FNA26, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, RAB, Tx, Va, WH3; < Allium canadense L. – Ok; > Allium canadense L. – S13; > Allium continuum Small – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Allium canadense, Nettle Glade, Ketona Dolomite, Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Bibb County, Alabama 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷

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