Wild garlic

Allium vineale

Habitat: Wild garlic grows in vegetable crops, vineyards, orchards, cultivated areas, and disturbed sites. It thrives in areas where summer moisture is available, especially heavy fertile soils and is tolerant to wet soil.
Young plant: The wild garlic sprout looks like a grass seedling, but the leaves are round and hollow.
Mature plant: Basal, grasslike leaves emerge from a bulb, usually forming a clump. The basal leaves are narrow, hollow, rounded, hairless, and 6 to 24 inches (15–60 cm). At maturity two plant types exist: those that produce a flowering stem and those that do not. Those that do not form the flowering stem are smaller and have narrower and fewer leaves. Flowering plants produce one round flowering stem that grows to 3-1/3 feet (1 m) tall and has 2 to 4 leaves per stem. Dense clusters of flowers and/or aerial bulbils are produced on top of the flowering stem forming the inflorescence. Leaves and bulbs have a strong garlic odor when crushed.
Flowers: Flowers bloom from May through July. The flower cluster (inflorescence) is half spherical or nearly spherical globe, about 4/5 to 2 inches (2–5 cm) in diameter. Typically, it is comprised of grain-sized, stalkless bulbils (small bulbs) with a few flowers on slender stalks above. The individual bulbils are egg shaped, brown to purplish brown, smooth and shiny, 1/5 inch (5 mm) in diameter and frequently grow thin green leaves while still connected to the stem. Flowers are greenish white to pink or reddish violet. A papery leaflike bract is found at the base of the inflorescence.
Fruits: The fruit is an egg-shaped capsule, about 1/8 to 1/6 inch (3-4 mm) long, with 3 chambers.
Seeds: Seeds are semicircular, flattened, dull black, about 1/8 inch (3 mm) long, wrinkly and are frequently under developed.
Reproduction: Wild garlic reproduces vegetatively by aerial bulbils and underground bulbets.

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