Bulb of garlic (Period)

Bulb of garlic (Period)

Garlic is a pungent herb, a strong flavouring for food and a talisman against some evils.  It’s generally shown as a “bulb”, which fact is explicitly blazoned; garlic bulbs are found in the canting arms (German Knoblauch) of Knobloch, 1605 [Siebmacher 210].  The bulb’s point is to chief by Society default.

Period armory also gives us the “garlic plant”, which shows the stalk as well as the bulb; it’s found in the arms of Luchau, c.1370 [Gelre 42].  See also fruit.

Myfanwy Crisiant ferch Dafydd bears:  Gyronny purpure and Or, a bulb of garlic argent.

Desdemona Polizziano bears:  Purpure, a garlic bulb, a chief dovetailed argent.

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