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Allium mobilense Regel. Mobile Onion. Phen: Mid Apr-May; Late May-Jun. Hab: Dry woodlands, prairies. Dist: C. NC south to ne. FL and Panhandle FL, west to TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: This taxon is better treated as a species distinct from Allium canadense. The nomenclature and taxonomy within Allium mobilense needs additional research. It appears that the name Allium mutabile Michaux applies to a form of Allium canadense s.s.

Synonymy: = Allium canadense L. var. mobilense (Regel) Ownbey – Ar, ETx1, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, RAB, Tx, WH3; = Allium mutabile Michx. – F, Il; > Allium arenicola Small – S, S13; < Allium canadense L. – C, Ok; Allium canadense L. ssp. mobilense (Regel) Traub & Ownbey; > Allium microscordion Small – S, S13; > Allium mutabile Michx. – 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: 8

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