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wild garlic

Allium vineale L.

USDA PLANTS Symbol: ALVI
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Herb


Synonym(s): field garlic, crow garlic

Appearance
Allium vineale is a perennial plant that originates from a bulb. Plants range from 11-35 in. (30-90 cm) in height.
Foliage
Leaves are tubular, hollow, slender, and have a waxy appearance.
Flowers
In May to June plants produce purple, tubular flowers that are less than 0.25 in. (5 mm) long.
Fruit
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