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Plant Details

Nothoscordum bivalve

False Garlic, Grace Garlic, Crow Poison

Scientific Name:

Nothoscordum bivalve

Common Name:

False Garlic, Grace Garlic, Crow Poison

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

.5 - .75

Light:

full sun

Bloom Time:

mid March - mid-May and again Sept - Oct

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Around granite flatrocks, in glades and barrens of various kinds, in open woodlands, and also weedy in fields and along roadsides (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

"An onion-like plant, but generally lacking the odor of onion." Weakley 2015

False Garlic is not in the Allium family but is a lily. The leaves have no onion smell.

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Paynter, Wilmington, March 2012

Flower close up

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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