Connecticut Plants
Wild Garlic
Allium canadense L.

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: onion (Alliaceae)
  • 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
Allium canadense L.