Flowers arise on separate stalks arising from the same point at the top of a tall, leafless stalk; 6 tepals (petals and sepals combined) look alike, white, yellowish, or greenish. Blooms March-May; sometimes flowers again in October-November. Leaves basal, grasslike (flattened, not hollow), lower than flowers. Rootstock a bulb. Although false garlic looks like an onion or garlic plant, it does not have the characteristic odor.