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Nothoscordum bivalve (Linnaeus) Britton. Grace Garlic, False Garlic, Crow Poison. 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, S13, Tat, Tx, W, WH3, Rahn in Kubitzki (1998a); = Allium bivalve (L.) Kuntze – RAB; > Nothoscordum bivalve (L.) Britton var. bivalve – Mo1

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: nothoscordum bivalve, montezuma bluffs natural area, macon county, georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Sonnia Hill | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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