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Field Garlic is the most aggressive Allium sp. in Illinois. Unlike the native Allium spp., it has leaves that are hollow at the base. Among the introduced Allium spp., some species produce only flowers, while others produce aerial bulblets primarily. Field Garlic belongs to this latter group. In this regard, it is similar to Allium sativum (Cultivated Garlic), but the aerial bulblets of Field Garlic have much longer green tails with a striking appearance. While its bulblets can be used to season food like Cultivated Garlic, they have a strong flavor.


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Source: Illinois Wildflowers


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