Wild Garlic's competitive advantage is that it does most of its growing in early spring when the days are long but most other species have not leafed out or gotten their full height.
What is prime habitat for Wild Garlic
It likes floodplains, alluvial soils and the sides of ditches. I have seen it growing where parking lot run-off keeps the ground moist.
It will not be under evergreens or most oak trees. They provide too much shade during Wild Garlic's prime growing times.
|These will be about two feet tall. Image from HERE|
|A few weeks later they will look like this. Scapes are 30-to-36" tall. At this stage the remind me of the minarets common in Islamic architecture. Image from HERE|
All remaining photos taken on ERJ's property on November 3, 2015.
|The stems are notably vertical and the base is "leggy".|
|Each clump is comprised of many, individual plantlets. This stuff is prolific.|
|The same bunch with the dirt washed off.|
|The roots look like this.|
|Teased apart into bunches of about ten plantlets each.|
|Spread out on a lawn chair. There are eight bunches of (about) ten plants that came out of that shovelful.|