WILD GARLIC, Allium vineale L. 1, flower cluster; 2, old bulb and bulblets; 3, underground bulblets; 4, entire plant. Perennial, reproducing from seed, aerial bulblets, and underground bulblets. Stems 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm) tall, smooth, and waxy. Leaves slender, hollow, nearly round, attached to lower half of stem. Aerial bulblets form in a cluster at top of stem, are oval and smooth with shiny covering. Flowers greenish white, small, on short stems above aerial bulblets. Seeds black, flat on one side, about 1/8 inch (3 mm) long; formed only occasionally. Found in grain fields and pastures; serious in the humid winter wheat area of the region.

 WILD ONION, Allium canadense L. 5, entire plant; 6, flower cluster; 7, old bulb. Similar to above species but does not produce underground bulblets. Stems 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) tall. Leaves flat, not hollow, arising from base of plant only. The old bulb coat of wild onion is fibrous-matted while in wild garlic it is thin and membranous. Found in same places as above.