wild garlic

Liliales > Liliaceae > Allium vineale L.

Wild garlic is a perennial plant that originates from a bulb. Plants range from 11-35 in. (30-90 cm) in height and have tubular leaves. In May to June plants produce purple, tubular flowers that are less than 0.25 in. (5 mm) long. These flowers are eventually replaced by bulblets, either completely or partially. Wild garlic is native to Europe and thrives in fields, meadows, waste grounds and other disturbed areas.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

  • Weeds of the Week - USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, Forest Health Protection

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Foliage;
Mark Czarnota, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Vegetative propagule inflorescence
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Dan Tenaglia, Missouriplants.com, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Dan Tenaglia, Missouriplants.com, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s); Bulbs
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s);
Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org
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Diagram or Graphic; Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 499.
USDA PLANTS Database, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org
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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • California - Noxious Weed Law
  • Georgia - EPPC list
  • Michigan - Noxious Weed Law
  • Rhode Island - Noxious Weed Law
  • Tennessee - EPPC List
  • Virginia - Invasive Alien Plant Species
  • Mid-Atlantic - EPPC List
  • Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest
  • Invasive Plant Atlas of New England


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