Latin Name – Allium vineale (L.), Allium canadense (L.)
Family – Liliaceae
Life Cycle– Perennial
Type – Bulbous Herbs
Wild garlic (Allium vineale L.) and Wild onion (Allium canadense L) are perennial herbs that can be mistaken for grasses due to their narrow linear leaves. They have a distinct garlic/onion odor when crushed. Wild garlic has hollow cylindrical leaves while Wild onion has flat leaves that are not hollow.