Crow Garlic

Allium vineale


Other Names:
Wild Garlic, Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Compact Onion, False Garlic

Crow Garlic is a non-native invasive perennial plant that has spread through much of Virginia. It is a species of wild onion native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. It was brought to America during colonial times and has become an aggressive and persistent weed. Crow Garlic is resistant to herbicides because of its smooth, waxy leaf structure. It has a strong garlic odor, and when eaten by livestock, the meat and dairy products become tainted with the flavor and odor of garlic.

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