Allium vineale

Photo Credit: 
Ohio State Weed Lab
Ohio St. Univ.

There are native species with the same common name and similar look. Compare with native A. canadense. Edible but with strong garlic taste, this species is found in disturbed areas, old fields, pastures and is very difficult to eradicate. The leaves of A. vineale are elliptic in cross-section with a hollow interior (at least at their bases), while A. candadense has leaves that are flat and solid throughout.

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
wild onion
onion grass
Herbaceous Plants - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
Native Region: 
Invasive Level: 
Level 2

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