|Perennial weed with tall, slender cylindrical leaves. Weed sprouts from an underground bulb which produces bulbets that are flat on one side and surrounded by a membrane. When crushed, the bulbs have strong garlic scent. Hollow leaves reach about half the height of the plant and are accompanied by tiny, greenish-white bulbous-type blooms.
Weed common to the southeastern and eastern United States. Often confused with wild onion, which is different in that it has no offset bulbets, has a fibrous coat and leaves which sprout from the base of a flowering stem.
Relatives of edible onions many are ornamental, hardy and sun loving. They are all found in the Northern Hemisphere.
Allium stems range in height from 6 inches to 5 feet and bear small flowers in round clusters. They grow well in rich, sandy loam with plenty of moisture.