Wild Onion - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
April 3, 1998


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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