Grassy Weed – Wild Garlic

(Allium vineale)

Wild Garlic – also sometimes referred to as Field Garlic – is a perennial grassy weed. Allium vineale can be found in fields of small grains, turf areas and pastures. Wild Garlic thrives throughout most parts of North America, with the exception of the southwest and Rocky Mountain areas.

Identifying Wild Garlic -

Wild Garlic can be identified as a perennial grassy weed. It features slender cylindrical leaves that are hollow and occur on the flowering stem up to half the height of the plant. White bulbs develop underground that are flattened on one side and enclosed by a papery-like membrane.

Wild Garlic also features greenish-white flowers that are small, growing on short stems. Wild Garlic has distinctive garlic odor when crushed and may be confused with Wild Onion.

Wild Garlic Control -

Wild Garlic is a rather aggressive plant and is unaffected by most cultural weed control methods. Professional weed control treatments should be used for removal.

Wild Garlic

Selective post-emergent weed control treatments are recommended to fight Wild Garlic in your lawn. A systemic weed control program ensures that the control product is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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