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3a. Allium canadense var. canadense

Allium canadense var. ovoideum Farwell; A. canadense var. robustum Farwell; A. continuum Small; A. mutabile Michaux

Bulbs without basal bulbels, 1.5–2.5 × 1–2 cm, inner coat cells obscure, regular or nearly so. Leaves 3–6; blade 1–5 mm wide, margins usually entire. Scape solitary, 15–50 cm. Umbel usually 0–10-flowered, rarely producing capsules or seeds, pedicels replaced, all or in part, by ovoid bulbils, some of which may, in turn, bear secondary umbels, bulbils sessile or stalk less than 0.5 mm; spathe bracts usually 3, lanceolate to ovate. Flowers fragrant, 4–7 mm; tepals spreading, white or pink, thin; flowering pedicel, if present, filiform, ± equal, 10–70 mm. 2n = 21, 28.

Flowering Apr--Jul. Roadsides, meadows, woods, and fields; 0--700 m; N.B., Ont., Que.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.


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