Allium stellatum Ker Gawl.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Allium stellatum Ker Gawl.

  • Description

    Species Description - Bulb ovoid or ovoid-conic, 1.5–3 cm; stem 3–7 dm; lvs 3–6, arising together at the soil-surface, 1–2 mm wide, keeled; bracts 2, ovate or lanceolate, acuminate; pedicels slender, 1–2 cm; tep pink, ovate to oblong, 4–7 mm, obtuse or subacute; stamens equaling or surpassing the tep; filaments slightly widened below; fr 3-lobed, subglobose, shorter than the perianth, crested as in no. 4 [Allium cernuum Roth]; 2n=14. Prairies, barrens, and rocky hills; w. Ont. to Ill., w. to Sask., Wyo., and Okla. July–Sept.