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23 March 2013

Allium ampeloprasum

Allium ampeloprasum is a member of the onion genus Allium. The wild plant is commonly known as (Broadleaf) Wild Leek.
Elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum) is a plant belonging to the onion genus. It is not a true garlic, but actually a variant of the species to which the garden leek belongs. However, its bulbs taste more like garlic than leek.
Additionally it's cultivated as an ornamental plant in flower gardens, as it also discourages pests.

Allium ampeloprasum flower. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Allium ampeloprasum flower buds cluster
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Allium ampeloprasum flower buds. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Allium ampeloprasum flower. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

2 comments:

  1. These remind me of my boarding school days. And in particular, how the big kids (high school) would create corsages out of the allium flowers, for their prom dates, as you could not get corsages from anywhere - rather creative, as always.

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    1. Wow! It's never occurred to me that this flower could be used as a corsage. Necessity is the mother of invention, they say ;)

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