Wild Garlic

Allium vineale

Photo of Wild Garlic
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

A member of the lily family with a bulbous base. The leaves are grass-like. It has spread become a noxious weed in lawns pastures and many other crops. The flavor and odor resemble the cultivated garlic but are much stronger so the plant is not usually eaten.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences