Wild Garlic Edible? - Knowledgebase Question

Pensacola, Fl
Question by jvstultz
April 5, 2009
I have some 'weeds' that come back every year in the Spring and they have a bulb at top of plant. Is this wild garlic (smells like) and is it edible?

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2009


Wild garlic and wild onion look similar to regular garlic and regular onions. They are 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 as a true garlic or onion (Allium) before you eat it.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Tithonia diversifolia"