Allium vineale L.
USDA PLANTS Symbol: ALVI
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
field garlic, crow garlic
- Allium vineale is a perennial plant that originates from a bulb. Plants range from 11-35 in. (30-90 cm) in height.
- Leaves are tubular, hollow, slender, and have a waxy appearance.
- In May to June plants produce purple, tubular flowers that are less than 0.25 in. (5 mm) long.
- The flowers are eventually replaced by bulblets, either completely or partially.
- Ecological Threat
- Allium vineale is native to Europe and thrives in fields, meadows, waste grounds and other disturbed areas.
Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources
Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
- University of Connecticut
Weed of the Week
- USDA Forest Service