Allium canadense var. mobilense

(Regel) Ownbey

Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. 18: 188. 1951.

Basionym: Allium mobilense Regel Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 3: 121. 1875
Synonyms: Allium arenicola Small Allium microscordion Small Allium mutabile Michaux Allium zenobiae Cory
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 236. Mentioned on page 235.

Bulbs sometimes with 1–2 basal bulbels, 1–1.5 × 0.6–1.2 cm; inner coat cells sometimes contorted or with sinuous walls. Leaves 2–5; blade 1–2 mm wide, margins usually entire. Scape solitary, 10–30(–50) cm. Umbel 15–50-flowered, producing capsules and seeds, bulbils almost unknown; spathe bracts usually 3, lanceolate. Flowers fragrant, 4–6(–7) mm; tepals spreading, pink (rarely white), thin; pedicel usually filiform, subequal, 8–22 mm. 2n = 14, 28.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat: Usually in sandy or rocky soils, rarely on limestone or in clay, woods and prairies
Elevation: 0–300 m


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Mo., Okla., S.C., Tex.


Allium canadense var. mobilense extends on the coastal plain perhaps to the southern border of North Carolina.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
(Regel) Ownbey +
Allium mobilense +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Okla. +, S.C. +  and Tex. +
0–300 m +
Usually in sandy or rocky soils, rarely on limestone or in clay, woods and prairies +
Flowering Apr–May. +
Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Allium arenicola +, Allium microscordion +, Allium mutabile +  and Allium zenobiae +
Allium canadense var. mobilense +
Allium canadense +
variety +