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False Garlic, Crowpoison - Nothoscordum bivalve


Family: Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis family Genus Common Name: False garlic Native Status: Native
Nothoscordum bivalve - False Garlic, Crowpoison. Nothoscordum bivalve was formerly classified in the lily family, but has recently been moved to the Amaryllis family. It does not have the oniony-smell of true garlics and onions. It is classified as Rare in Indiana, and as Threatened in Ohio.

Found in:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA

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Distribution of Nothoscordum bivalve in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 Aug 2014). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-30Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
1/60 f/16 ISO200
False Garlic has a cluster of several blossoms terminating the flower stalk.
Nothoscordum bivalve

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-30Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/125 f/16 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
False Garlic has 6 white tepals each about 1/2 inch long, with stamens nearly as long as the tepals.
Click on the photo for a larger image
Nothoscordum bivalve

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All content except USDA Plants Database map Copyright Gerald C. Williamson 2014
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