North Carolina Wildflowers

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Liliaceae > Allium

Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum) Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)
Durham Co., NC
5 Aug 2006

Uncommon in NC, growing in mafic to calcareous soils.

Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum) Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)
Durham Co., NC
5 Aug 2006

Note that the nodding flowers become erect fruits.


Cuthbert's Onion (Allium cuthbertii) Cuthbert's Onion (Allium cuthbertii)
Thin soils on granite outcrop in Alexander Co., NC
3 July 2009

In North Carolina, this rare plant is found only in a few locations in the piedmont growing around rock outcrops.

Cuthbert's Onion (Allium cuthbertii) Cuthbert's Onion (Allium cuthbertii)
Thin soils on granite outcrop in Alexander Co., NC
3 July 2009


Ramps (Allium tricoccum) Ramps, Wild Leek (Allium tricoccum)
Watauga Co., NC
27 July 2006

Common in rich forests in the mountains in NC.


Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1) Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1)
Pine savanna in Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

Weakley's Flora states this taxon was discovered in 1981 by Steve Leonard and probably warrants new species status. (It has not yet been formally described as far as I know.)

Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1) Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1)
Pine savanna in Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1) Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1)
Pine savanna in Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1) Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1)
Pine savanna in Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1) Savanna Onion (Allium new species 1)
Pine savanna in Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009


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Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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