Wild Onion - Knowledgebase Question

Murphy, NC
Question by jsimpson4
April 3, 1998
Is wild onion (also known as wild garlic) edible?


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Answer from NGA
April 3, 1998

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Wild onion is edible in small quantities, but some species can cause stomach upset. A word of caution: there is a plant in the lily family called Black Snakeroot that has onion-like bulbs. This plant is poisonous. Be sure you have identified the plant asa true onion (Allium) before you eat it.

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