Wild Onion is a perennial, grass-like weed with long, green leaves that grow 10 to 15 inches tall and smell like onions when crushed. It is a troublesome weed, especially in lawns, usually sprouting in fall in mild winter areas. Small green to purple flowers bloom in round clusters atop slender stems from spring into summer. Wild Onion sprouts from underground bulbs and prefers heavy, wet soils.
Where Wild Onions is Found Geographically
Wild Onion is common throughout the United States.
Similar or Related Plants
Field Garlic. Wild Garlic. Scallion. Crow Garlic.
- Pull or hoe by hand when young.
- Maintain a healthy, vigorous turf with proper watering to avoid overly wet soils.
- Aerate to improve water penetration.
- For additional methods of controlling Wild Onion., contact your local cooperative extension.