Allium ampeloprasum

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Allium ampeloprasum

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Genus Allium

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wild or cultivated


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Allium ampeloprasum Linn. GREAT-HEADED GARLIC. LEVANT GARLIC. WILD LEEK. Europe and the Orient. This is a hardy perennial, remarkable for the size of the bulbs. The leaves and stems somewhat resemble those of the leek[1]. The peasants in certain parts of Southern Europe eat it raw and this is its only known use[2]. Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.

  1. Burr, F. Field, Gard. Veg. 124. 1863.
  2. Bon Jard. 414. 1882.

Allium porrum Linn. LEEK. See Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.

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