Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Field Garlic - Allium vineale   L.
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DistributionThroughout, except scarce in the Mountains.

Native of Europe; in N.A. ME to MI and KS, south to GA and eastern TX; CA.
AbundanceFrequent to common, except rare in the Mountains.
HabitatRoadsides, yards, garden weed, waste lots, dry to moist woodlands, etc.
PhenologyFlowering May-June and fruiting July-Aug.
IdentificationField Garlic grows from a relatively narrow, white, elongate bulb. Sometimes these are clustered. Leaves and flowering stems are a dark grayish green and rounded in cross-section (vs. +- flat or channeled in A. canadense). Flowers occur in a hemispherical or rotund head, at least some flowers replaced by red bulblets.
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