Nothoscordum bivalve (Linnaeus) Britton. Phen: Mid Mar-mid May, and again in Sep-Dec; May-Jun, and again in Oct-Jan. Hab: Around granite flatrocks, in glades and barrens of various kinds, in open woodlands, prairies, and also weedy in fields and along roadsides. Dist: Se. VA west to s. OH and KS, south to c. peninsular FL, TX, and South America.
ID notes:An onion-like plant in general appearance (with a membrane-coated, onion-like bulb), but lacking the odor of onion.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Ok, S, Tx, W, WH3, Rahn in Kubitzki (1998a); = Allium bivalve (L.) Kuntze – RAB; > Nothoscordum bivalve (L.) Britton var. bivalve – Mo1