wild garlic
Allium vineale L.


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.


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EDDMapS Distribution

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State Regulated List

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State Regulated List
   No Data for this state
   Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops

Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Genus: Allium
Subject: Allium vineale L.

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
field garlic, crow garlic


Plants - Forbs/Herbs