The Bear’s Garlic is native in some areas in the Netherlands and is a Red list species. The plant prefers a nitrogen-rich environment and can grow so strongly that it displaces all other types of Stinzenplants. The plant has a strong onion smell, even if it is not yet blooming. The plant has beautiful white flowers. The leaves can be eaten as lettuce when they are young. In Germany the Bear’s Garlic is quite popular as a kitchen plant. The Bärlauch Suppe (Bear’s Garlic soup) is regularly on the menu.
Dekema State and Stinze Stiens are interesting places to see the Bear’s Garlic.