Tennessee Wildflowers Blooming (False Garlic)

Here is another little Tennessee wildflower I found over the weekend. It was located very close to the Yellow Corydalis and was thriving in that same environment. This particular wildflower is called False Garlic (Northoscordum bivalve). Here in the first picture you can see a blossom just starting to come out.

This little flower grows from 4 to 12 inches tall and comes from a coated bulb. It is very prevalent in Middle Tennessee and ranges from southeast Virginia to Kansas and further south.

False garlic can be found in open woodlands, in fields and around limestone outcroppings. If you look in the background of the picture you can see the limestone outcropping where I found this plant.

Wildflowers of Tennessee by Jack B. Carman

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