The most widespread of the native onions, this small plant produces dainty star-shaped flowers (May-July) which can range from white to pale pink. Leaves are long and slender, growing directly from the plant's base, and bulblets produced on flowering stems after the flowering period may appear red-tinged, especially in sunny situations. Tolerant of occasional flooding, rabbits, and polluted soil, Meadow Garlic is particularly well-suited for planting on septic mounds but will also do well in a rain garden. Of high value to many species of insects, including many types of native bee, it does not compete well with taller meadow species such as goldenrods. Overall, an elegant little plant which is inclined towards producing bulblets rather than seeds, and while technically edible by humans, it may be toxic in high amounts. This species may spread aggressively in favorable situations.

Dry To Moist
Sun To Shade
7-15 inch tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3b-9b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: ME south to FL, west to TX and straight up to ND. Native in ON and QC in Canada. Rare in ME, VT, NH, and ND

Meadow Garlic in a 3.5 inch pot $12.25

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