wild garlic

COMMON NAME: Wild garlic
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Allium vineale
FAMILY: Liliaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Perennial bulbous weed. Produces groups of singular leaves/stems. Leaves hollow with distinct
garlic/onion type smell. Produces aerial bulblets in spring as means of vegetative dispersal.
DESCRIPTION: Common in winter in dormant warm-season turfgrass. Difficult to control with herbicides due
to glabrous leaves to which herbicide spray has difficulty adhering.

Broad View Wild garlic clumps in dormant bermudagrass

Broad View
Wild garlic clumps in dormant bermudagrass

Additional Bulb structures

Additional
Bulb structures

Broad View Numerous plant clumps

Broad View
Numerous plant clumps

Leaf Hollow stem/leaf

Leaf
Hollow stem/leaf