Is Wild Garlic too Wild to Eat?

Wild garlic
Photo credit: Julia

Hi there, We have lots of what I think is Wild Garlic growing in our yard. It is tall, thin, green and smells strongly of garlic. It also has a small papery bulb. I did some research online and I found that it is considered a weed in Oregon, but is it also edible? Thanks! Julia

- Benton County, Oregon

Wild garlic is edible and it is not very good. It is garlic flavored, but it is tough and fibrous.
Watch out for it. It is a tough weed to control. Watch out that it does not spread.

Daniel McGrath
Regional Commercial Vegetable Production Outreach and Engagement Diversity Specialist
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