Allium vineale L.
Family - Liliaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Bulb with papery coating.
Bulb with coating removed. Arrows show the flat-sided propogative bulblets.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Apex of leaf sheath.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Bulblets of the inflorescence.
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, margins of mesic and upland forests, pastures, cultivated fields, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to Europe and Asia.
Other info. - This weedy species can be found throughout nearly all of Missouri and is quite common. The plant is a pest in agricultural fields and can also be a source of poor tasting milk when eaten by cattle. The plant can be identified in the field by the following characteristics:
Photographs taken off Providence Rd., Columbia, MO., 5-29-04.