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Wild Garlic

Allium ursinum

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.

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Alliaceae (Onion)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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White, 6 petals
 
White, star-shaped and with 6 pointed petals on a tall erect leafless stalk. Flowers in an umbel.
Fruit:
Many small globular, green seed pods.
Leaves:
Spear-shaped leaves with pointed tips, up to 20cm long and 7cm wide.
Maximum Size:
35 centimetres tall
Aroma:
The whole plant has a very pleasant and potent smell, similar to onions.
Other Names:
Bear Leek, Bear's Garlic, Broad-leaved Garlic, Buckrams, Crow Garlic, Devil's Garlic, Field Garlic, Gypsy's Onions, Ramsons, Stinking Jenny, Wood Garlic.
Frequency (UK):
Abundant  
Habitats:
Hedgerows, woodland.