Allium ursinum

Wild garlic

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photo by Stephen Studd, copyright GAP Photos (290044)

Plant details

Wild garlic is an easy plant to grow but can be invasive. It will happily grow in most soils, prefering moist soils, and will form a dense carpet of growth. The plant appears in middle to late winter, flowers in spring and then completely dies down by the middle of the summer. It is an edible bulb, with a strong taste of garlic. The leaves can also be eaten but have a milder garlic taste, and the flowers, which have a stronger flavour, make an interesting addition to salads.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Allium

Species: ursinum

Flower colour: Pink

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Boggy

Skill level: Beginner

Time to plant seeds: June to July

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