Photos of Allium canadense var. lavandulare, Wild Garlic, Meadow Garlic.

Allium canadense var. lavandulare, Wild Garlic or Meadow Garlic is a beautiful wildflower, the leaves of which have a distictive, characteristic garlic fragrance. The Cherokee used the leaves to treat scurvy; tincture given to children to treat worms or colic. Various native groups of the Midwest used bulbs as food, especially as a flavoring for soups and meats. During Civil War it was a substitute for garlic; bulbs were commonly pickled.

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