Excerpts from the report: Wild garlic (Allium vineale L.) is a troublesome weed in the United States. Significant losses result from the "onion" odor and flavor that wild garlic gives to milk, small grains, and meat products. Wild garlic was probably introduced into the United States from France in the 17th or early part of the 18th century. After being introduced into the United States, it became a seriousweed problem. Wild garlic has continued to spread and now infests a large part of the United States. It grows as far south as Georgia, Mississippi, and Arkansas; and as far north as Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Michigan. It is a serious pest on the eastern seaboard and west to Kansas and Oklahoma.