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Wild Garlic
Allium canadense

Note the bulblets in the flower cluster, which can sprout into new plants after they fall off. They are a form of vegetative reproduction -- an alternative to seeds. Sometimes wild garlic will produce only bulblets, no flowers. This plant is not the same as field garlic (Allium vineale), which is a common weed in lawns and gardens. Wild garlic has flat leaves; field garlic has round, hollow leaves.

• Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
• Habitat: meadows, openings
• Height: 8-24 inches
• Flower size: 1/2 inch across
• Flower color: pale pink or white
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.