This section is from the book "British Wild Flowers - In Their Natural Haunts Vol5-6", by A. R. Horwood. Also available from Amazon: A British Wild Flowers In Their Natural Haunts.
The habitat of this plant is borders of fields and waysides. The habit is as in the last. The stem is leafy below. The leaves are almost flat, channelled, keeled below, the ribs rough, fleshy, thick, and solid. The scape is cylindrical half-way up, sheathed by the leaves, and slender. There are 2 spathes, unequal, with a slender beak. The um-belled head is loose, with bulbils, the flower-stalk wavy, spreading. The perianth is bell-shaped, with blunt segments, pale-brown or greenish-pink. The stamens are as long as the perianth, or shorter, or included. The anther-stalks are awl-shaped, united below for a short distance. The Field Garlic is 10-18 in. in height. It flowers late in July and August, and is a herbaceous perennial.
The habitat of this plant is banks, etc. The habit is of the usual garlic type, lily-like or grass-like. The stem is leafy below, the leaves furrowed with 3-5 furrows below, linear, flat above, sheathing the scape, which is cylindrical to the middle, erect. The scape is umbelled, bearing few, if any, bulbils, and there are 2 spathes, with unequal long beaks. The perianth-segments are blunt, the flowers rose-coloured. The stamens project, being twice as long as the perianth-segments when ripe. The plant is 6-15 in. in height. It flowers in July and August. The plant is a herbaceous perennial.
The habitat of this plant is hedgebanks and meadows. The habit is lily-like. The bulb is egg-shaped, small. The stem is 3-sided. The leaves are radical, linear, flat, sharply keeled, bent back, or the margin rolled back, angularly folded, acute. The scape is 3-sided. The spathe is 2-valved, lance-shaped. The head is loose-flowered. The perianth is bell-shaped. The segments with a green midrib are linear-oblong, the stalks curved, the tip club-shaped. The flowers are drooping, white, arranged one side of the stalk, without bulbils. The stamens are short, half as long as the perianth, free, and included, the anther-stalks slender. The stigmas are distinct, threadlike. The plant is 6-18 in. high, flowering in April till June, and is a herbaceous perennial.