wild garlic USDA PLANTS Symbol: ALVI
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Allium vineale L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Asparagales: Amaryllidaceae
Synonym(s): field garlic, crow garlic
Native Range: Europe (BAIL);

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 ΒΌ 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

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Plant(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, 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);
Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s); bulblets
Ken Chamberlain, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Mark Czarnota, University of Georgia, 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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Plant(s); 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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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Antietam National Battlefield (Maryland)
Colonial National Historical Park (Virginia)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia)
Monocacy National Battlefield Park (Maryland)
Stones River National Battlefield (Tennessee)



Invasive Listing Sources:
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
Faith Campbell, 1998
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 1994
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Pennsylvania.
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2009