Also known as "Crow Poison," false garlic is one of the first native wildflowers to bloom in spring. It often will bloom again in the fall after warm rains; however, during most of the hot summer it is dormant (Woodland spiderwort (T. Ernestiana) also behaves this way).
False garlic tolerates a variety of growing conditions. It is an inconspicuous plant that many people dismiss as just a small tuft of grass until the tiny, showy, white flowers appear in March. It is uncertain whether false garlic is toxic to people (or crows).
Uses: Drought tolerant, rock gardens, shade gardens, showy flowers
Bloom time: March - May and often in fall
Height: up to a foot
Space: 4 to 8 inches
Sun: Full sun to medium shade
Water: Dry to average