PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME:  Garlic

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Allium vineale / Amaryllidaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  wild garlic, onion grass, crow garlic, stag's garlic

CONDITIONS: sun
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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onion

RAW/COOK

All year

Buds/Flowers

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onion

RAW/COOK

Spring-Summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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onion

RAW/COOK

Winter best

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT:  Flowers are pink, seeds are purple/mauve. Winter is the best time to spot wild garlic, although you can harvest it any time.(1)

 

CAUTION: There have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in large quantities and by some mammals, of this species. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible.(1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/onions-full-of-nutrients

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Star of Bethlehem without flowers, only bulb edible - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithogalum_umbellatum

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/onion-wild.html

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

1.      https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium+vineale     

2.      http://www.eattheweeds.com/society-garlic  

3.      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_vineale    

4.      http://eattheplanet.org/wild-garlic-a-great-addition-to-foraged-meals/ 

5.      http://tacticalintelligence.net/blog/wild-edibles-field-garlic.htm (good photos)