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Meadow Garlic -Allium canadense Meadow garlic is native to eastern North America. It is an edible wild onion with a relatively mild flavor. The stem is topped by bulblets with sprouted, green tails. It&rsquo;s called both an onion and garlic because while it is technically a wild onion, it has a very strong garlic aroma.<br />
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Fun fact - when rubbed on the body, it makes a decent insect repellant. <br />
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Fun fact - when rubbed on the body, it makes a decent insect repellant. <br />
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Meadow Garlic -Allium canadense

Meadow garlic is native to eastern North America. It is an edible wild onion with a relatively mild flavor. The stem is topped by bulblets with sprouted, green tails. It’s called both an onion and garlic because while it is technically a wild onion, it has a very strong garlic aroma.

Fun fact - when rubbed on the body, it makes a decent insect repellant.

Meadow Garlic - Allium canadense Meadow garlic is native to eastern North America. It is an edible wild onion with a relatively mild flavor. The stem is topped by bulblets with sprouted, green tails. It’s called both an onion and garlic because while it is technically a wild onion, it has a very strong garlic aroma.<br />
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Fun fact - when rubbed on the body, it makes a decent insect repellant. <br />
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  1. Beautiful shot! If it's an insect repellant, how does it attract pollinators? Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. The insects that you would want to repel aren’t necessarily the pollinators, in this case. Bees (and probably other insects) would pollinate this plant, but when rubbed on your body, the strong garlic/onion smell is said to repel biting flies, such as mosquitoes. However, I wouldn’t recommend rubbing yourself with meadow garlic because, in my opinion, it really does stink and the smell doesn’t wash off easily. In a pinch, it would be much for effective to rub mud all over yourself to repel bugs (seriously). Plus, the mud would be more fun and would cool you down, as an added benefit. Posted 5 months ago
      1. Oh, and they say that meadow garlic soothes bug bites, but I have yet to test that notion. Posted 5 months ago
      2. Thanks, mud it is then :) Posted 5 months ago
        1. Perfect! Since Colombia has lots of mud, you'll be able to try it out on your next trip ;P Posted 5 months ago
          1. Will do hehe Posted 5 months ago

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''Allium canadense'', also known as Canada onion, Canadian garlic, wild garlic, meadow garlic and wild onion is a perennial plant native to eastern North America from Texas to Florida to New Brunswick to Montana. The species is also cultivated in other regions as an ornamental and as a garden culinary herb. The plant is also reportedly naturalized in Cuba.

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Uploaded Jun 14, 2018. Captured Jun 12, 2018 10:20 in Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm