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  Photo: Wild Garlic  Image result for allium canadense  Allium canadense.jpg  Allium canadense seeds.jpg

 

NAME:  Wild Onion

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Allium Canadense / Amaryllidaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Canada onion, Canadian garlic, meadow garlic

CONDITIONS:
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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onion

RAW/COOK

all year

Buds/Flowers

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garlic

RAW/COOK

Spring-Summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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garlic

RAW/COOK

Winter best

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT:  Flowers are very light pink, seeds are dark mauve. Winter is the best time to spot wild garlic, although you can harvest it any time.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antiasthmatic;  Carminative;  Cathartic;  Diuretic;  Expectorant;  Stimulant.(1) Also: https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/onions-full-of-nutrients

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  
Star of Bethlehem without flowers, only bulb edible - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithogalum_umbellatum
Wild Garlic - http://www.wildfoodies.org/Garlic.htm

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

1.      https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium+canadense

2.      http://www.eattheweeds.com/allium-canadense-the-stinking-rose-2

3.      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_canadense

4.      http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/onion-wild.html  (good photos)

5.      https://plighttofreedom.com/?s=onion