Wild Garlic

Allium vineale

non-native


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


Wild 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. Wild 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.

Identification Tools

Go Botany Illinois Wildflowers Invasive Species Compendium Plants for A Future

Ranges

North America Virginia

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