Scientific Name: Allium vineale L.
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OTHER COMMON NAME: wild onion
LIFE CYCLE: Perennial; reproduces by underground bulbs (A) and aerial bulblets at top of stem (B); underground bulbs are either soft-shelled (germinate in autumn) or hard-shelled (may remain dormant for 8 or more years).
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Leaves are hollow, slender and round in early growth but grooved as plant develops (C); flowers greenish-white to purple; bulblets are arranged in umbrella-like clusters.
LOCATION: Poorly maintained or thin turfs.