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Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum L.

Wild Chives

Liliaceae (Lily family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ALSC

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), AK (NI), CAN (NI)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 20 inches tall.
Leaf: Two leaves up to about 2 feet long, often ensheathing up to half the scape.
Flower: Umbel with 30-50 flowers.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , CO , CT , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , QC , SK , YT

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FAC FACW FACU FACU FAC FACU FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Allium schoenoprasum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Allium schoenoprasum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Allium schoenoprasum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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