Wild garlic (Allium vineale) belongs to the family Liliaceae (the Lily family ). It is a perennial herb that is native to Europe, north Africa and western Asia. It was introduced in North America and Australia, where it has become an invasive species. This herb grows in grain fields, pastures, meadows, as well as along roads, rivers and streams, and it can reach 30-120 cm in height. All parts of the plant have a strong garlic odour. Basal leaves are linear, 15-60 cm long, and nearly round in cross section. Stem leaves are grass-like, and are composed of a tubular sheath surrounding the stem. The flowers are pink to red or greenish-white, and produced in dense spherical clusters at the tops of stems in summer.