Allium carinatum L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Allium carinatum P. Carrington

A native of Europe and adjacent Asia and occasionally cultivated, this was first collected as an escape in Michigan in Ingham Co. in 2014 by P. Carrington, growing in a disturbed bottomland forest. Our escaped plants are bulblet-bearing and are the typical subsp. carinatum; plants cultivated for ornament usually produce flowers only, and have been recognized by some authors as subsp. pulchellum (G. Don) Bonnier & Layens. If a plant bearing only flowers were found as an escape, it would key here to A. rotundum, at least based on having cauline leaves, but would differ, among other features, in the anther filaments lacking appendages.


Ingham County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 16, 2022.