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Wild Garlic / Vinogradski luk

Allium vineale


It is a perennial bulbflower in the genus Allium. All parts of the plant have a strong garlic odour. The underground bulb is 1 - 2 cm diameter, with a fibrous outer layer. The main stem grows to 30 - 120 cm tall, bearing 2 - 4 leaves and an apical inflorescence 2 - 5 cm diameter comprising a number of small bulbils and none to a few flowers, subtended by a basal bract.


Native to Europe, north Africa and western Asia.


While Allium vineale has been suggested as a substitute for garlic, it has an unpleasant aftertaste compared to that of garlic itself. Two last pictures are showing 2 flower globes not one ;) mutant indeed!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy 7 years ago
Wild Garlic, vinogradski luk
Allium vineale Allium vineale

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injica 7 years ago

my guess too...but honestly have no idea and it didn't smell like garlic

suzmonk 7 years ago

Some kind of wild garlic, probably ... Allium xxxxx.

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Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on Jun 28, 2013
Submitted on Jun 28, 2013

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