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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Leaves smell like garlic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Culinary Herb
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Wild Onion
  • Meadow Garlic
  • Canadian Garlic
  • Rose Leek
  • Wild Garlic
  • Wild Shallot
  • Canada Onion

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Location: Kaufman County, TX
Date: 2023-04-29
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
Date: 2023-04-29
Location: Aberdeen, NC (Taylor street)
Date: May 1, 2024
Wild Onion #173 RAB p. 314, 41-35-2; LHB p. 245, 35-2-?, "Latin n
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: May 15, 2022
Wild Onion #173 RAB p. 314, 41-35-2; LHB p. 245, 35-2-?, "Latin n
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: May 15,  2022
Wild Onion #173 RAB p. 314, 41-35-2; LHB p. 245, 35-2-?, "Latin n

credit: Sam Wilson
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-04-19
Location: My yard (Tampa)
Date: 2012-04-09
Allium canadense

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Uploaded by SongofJoy
Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 29, 2013 6:31 AM concerning plant:
    Bulbs and shoots are edible and the bulbs can also be applied to insect stings. Smaller bees are very important pollinators of this plant.
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