Nothoscordum gracile

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: false garlic

Nothoscordum gracile (false garlic) is a perennial herb/ (family Liliaceae) with white flowers and long narrow grasslike leaves which is found in the central western ranges and south coast ranges of California. It is native to South America. It grows in grasslands. It spreads via seed and underground bulblets. Seeds are dispersed via wind, water and dumped garden waste.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Nothoscordum gracile Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.