Wild Onion and Garlic
Allium cernuum is an example of the many species of wild onions
and garlics, all easily recognized by their distinctive odor.
Habitat and Distribution
Wild onions and garlics are found in open, sunny areas throughout
the temperate regions. Cultivated varieties are found anywhere
in the world.
The bulbs and young leaves are edible raw or cooked. Use in
soup or to flavor meat.
There are several plants with onion like bulbs that are extremely
poisonous. Be certain that the plant you are using is a true
onion or garlic. Do not eat bulbs with no onion smell.
Eating large quantities of onions will give your body an odor
that will help to repel insects. Garlic juice works as an antibiotic
Wild onions and wild garlic have compound in them that are
anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. That, along with the vitamins
may explain why they have been used to treat colds and flues.
Wild leeks grow in huge quantities in eastern woodlands. The
green leaves are edible, and come up before many other plants.
The bulbs can be collected quickly and easily where the soil