Garlic - plant profile
The plantGarlic is an upright plant that grows up to about 60 cm tall. The long, sword-shaped leaves grow from the bulb beneath the surface of the soil.
Bulbs - rounded, composed of several smaller bulbs called cloves. Cloves and bulbs are covered by a white papery coat and are used in both cookery and medicine.
|Image: A botanical illustration of a garlic plant showing details of the bulb and flower.|
Only known as a domesticated crop in cultivation, garlic is thought to have originated in Central Asia.