wild onion, meadow garlic
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1 ft Width: 0.1 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: brown
Phenology: winter dormant,spring ephemeral
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden, informal groundcover, or herb garden.
Considerations: Dies back during the summer and fall.
Propagation: Transplant bulbs, plant bulblets that are produced at the flower head, or grow from seed.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: circum neutral
Native Habitats: Ruderal, especially roadside ditches.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Ethnobotany: Add to your herb garden next to the chives. Leaves are solid (not hollow like chives and other onions) and can be used raw or cooked to add a mild garlicky flavor.
Other Comments: The inflorescence consists of a few long-stalked flowers with 6 tepals and many bulblets that tend to sprout in place. The first leaf from the bulblet tends to curl giving the structure a wild-haired appearance.