Suggestions for Name of This Plant
Hi Folks, I'm clearing a fallow pasture donated to my local municipality for native plant re-introduction when this plant popped up; at a glance I thought it was a Dichelostemma species (wrong). It does share several similarities: single stem ~30" tall, no leaves at the base, and at one time had several blooms coming out of a center ball. The history of the field is that it was donated to the City at least 15 years ago, before, had been a working pasture for decades, and is wet during the winter with occasional standing water. The soil is Willamette Valley clay/silt, but drains remarkably fast. Given its history, it's likely introduced/invasive, but I didn't want to kill it until I knew for sure. Any suggestions? I wish I had seen it in bloom, however the pasture grass is/was waist high, so it was likely buried until I wacked the surrounding grass to allow it to stand. Photos are attached. Thank you
Linn County Oregon
That is Wild garlic (Allium vineale). Wild garlic (Allium vineale) is a cool season perennial in the family Liliaceae. It grows in small clumps from late fall through early spring. Wild garlic leaves are hollow and have a circular cross-sectional shape, while wild onion (Allium canadense) leaves are flat and solid. Wild garlic reproduces by seed, underground hardshell bulbs, and aerial bulblets produced in clusters at the terminal end of a scape.
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