Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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

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image of plant© Bruce Sorrie
image of plant© Bruce Sorrie