Yes, i was using a generic name !!! There is a patch near me (in very wet ground) that grow well over a metre high. (a google search tells me there are 29 known species).
I'm still at a bit of a loss to identify those big spiky leaves we saw yesterday (thistle, artichoke, they look in between).
Yes, i find it an interesting thought that our mare's/horse tails ancestors were eaten by dinosaurs.
Quote: What, if any, is the connection with goats (Geifr)?
Well i find from the internet that garlic is fed to goats as a way of keeping their internals free of parasites !
The bear is in garlic's Latin name apparently because bears dig them up to eat the bulbs.
One little walk can prompt so many questions, where will SSIW take us next.
Thanks for all photo's, comments and interest.