Allium canadense 'forma florosum'

Allium canadense f. florosum     copyright  2000 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

This is a rare wholly floriferous form of a normally
bulbilliferous species, collected from among fields
of regular A. canadense in Texas.  This floriferous
race has been found in a few Texas localities,
sometimes entirely floriferous without any bulbils,
or possibly with just a few sessile bulbils.  It also
varies from a pure white form (shown) to a very
pale pink form, which isn't as pretty.  Thad Howard,
a bulb and allium expert in Texas, has proposed
the name "florosum" for this unique variant.


Photo by Mark McDonough

 

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