A.k.a. meadow garlic. Not to be confused with the common but non-native field garlic*, this delicate native had small flowers and edible bulbs. Prefers full sun and loam, but adapts to poorer soils and bright shade, though it may not flower in too much shade. May reproduce with seeds and/or bulblets (pictured, bulblets sprouting on a bloom stalk).
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-July
Root Type: Bulb
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, and wasps. Hosts insects such as the false Japanese beetle, onion plant bug, and some smaller insects. Occasionally browsed by deer, but generally avoided by rabbits.
*Field garlic (Allium vineale), native to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, is usually the ‘wild garlic’ found in developed areas. The two can be told apart by the cross section of the base of their leaves. Non-native field garlic has a hollow, oval cross section, and native wild garlic is has a flat and solid cross section.