Growth Habit: Three cornered garlic has an average height of 30 to 50cm.
Type of Plant: A bulbous perennial.
Flowers: White, star shaped with five petals, often nodding. Flowering occurs through spring.
Fruit/Seed: Oblong and black.
Dispersal: It reproduces by seed or vegetatively.
Distribution: Found along roadsides, wasteplaces and highly cultivated areas in south-east Australia.
Status: Secondary weed in Tasmania.
- Can taint milk and meat however stock tend to avoid it due to its onion-like flavour.
- Capable of forming dense colonies on grassland areas.
For further information contact the Department of Primary Industry, Water and Environment, Tasmania.
- Grubbing. Remove manually and ensure all bulbs are removed otherwise the plant will reshoot.
- Herbicide. Spot spray. Herbicides registered in Tasmania include dicamba, MCPA, metsulfuron and glyphosate.
N.B. Always check the herbicide label before use.