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Allium species 1 . Savanna Onion. Phen: Late Aug-early Oct; late Sep-Nov. Hab: Wet savannas over coquina limestone (marl). Dist: This remarkable Coastal Plain relative of A. cernuum was first discovered in 1981 by Steve Leonard in Pender County; it has since been found in similar sites in Onslow and Brunswick counties, always associated with other endemic species of primarily montane genera, such as Thalictrum cooleyi and Parnassia caroliniana

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Morphological, phenology, and habitat differences of these populations warrants acceptance of these populations as a narrowly endemic species in the "Allium cernuum" complex.

Synonymy: = n/a – RAB

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Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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