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Field Garlic

Allium oleraceum

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
80 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, meadows, riverbanks, roadsides, sand dunes, scrub, wasteland.

Flower:
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Variable in colour, 6 petals
 
The flowers consist on numerous small bulblets which are whitish-creamy and tinged with pink, brown or green.
Fruit:
A capsule which rarely produces seed. The seeds ripen from August to November.
Leaves:
A perennial flower which has between 2 and 4 linear, stalkless, light green, grass-like leaves. The leaves reach 50cm in length.
Aroma:
Smells of onions.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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