Lilly of the Valley, Convallaria majalis
Lilly of the Valley is a woodland flowering plant with sweetly scented, bell-shaped white flowers formed in sprays along an erect flower stalk. It has long, lance-shaped leaves that bear a resemblance to Wild Garlic. In the UK, it appears and flowers in the spring, around the same time that Wild Garlic appears. Due to the concentration of cardiac glycosides, it is highly poisonous if consumed by humans or animals.
Possible Confusion & How to Stay Safe
Lilly of the Valley has strikingly similar leaves to Wild Garlic when young, and can grow in similar environments. It does, however, lack the pungent garlic aroma strongly evident with Wild Garlic. Smell will therefore play a major role in correct identification. Later in the season, the distinctive bell-shaped flowers of Lilly of the Valley will be the key indicator that's it not Wild Garlic.