Because the white blooming Wild Garlic prefers to grow in moist deciduous woods and gives off a garlic-like smell during the flowering season, it is also called Wood Garlic.
In the North Eifel nature lovers can wonder at the glorious flowering carpets of the largest wild garlic connected area in Europe, during a holiday trip in the spring near the Eifel community of Kall.
Before the leaved roofs of the old Beech woods shade the forest floors from sunlight on the slopes of the Eichter and Urft Valley, the Wild Garlic uses the light of the spring sun from April to May to flower and develop seeds. With its typical characteristics Wild Garlic finds ideal conditions in the Wild Garlic Beech forests (limestone Beech forests) of the national park region with its mildly moist to wet limestone rich earth, in order to spread into this very impressive huge area in the Nature Adventure region of the Eifel.
In the spring the long leaves of the Wild Garlic develop first, and then one or more flower stems grow out of the leaf rosette. At the top there are false umbels with star-shaped white single flowers. The Wild Garlic leaves are very popular as wild vegetables. However be careful when collecting Wild Garlic leaves because they look very similar to the extremely poisonous Lily of the Valley plants.