Wild Garlic

Allium canadense

native


Other Names:
Canada Onion, Canadian Garlic, Meadow Garlic, Wild Onion, Fraser Meadow Garlic, Hyacinth Meadow Garlic


Wild Garlic is a native perennial plant found in most of Virginia. It produces clusters of star-shaped flowers in May or June that are either white or pink. It grows best in sunny locations in well-drained soil. Wild Garlic has both male and female sex organs, and it can also be pollinated by bees and other insects. The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent, and the entire plant has been used to repel moles and insects.

Identification Tools

Illinois Wildflowers Connecticut Botanical Society Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center NC State Extension

Ranges

North America Virginia

Wild Garlic
Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic
Wild Garlic

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