Few-Flowered Leek
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 29th March 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 19th March 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File


Taken at Baron's Haugh on 4th May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

 
Few Flowered Leek.
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AKA:
Allium paradoxum.
Amaryllidaceae.
Herbaceous perennial .
Few Flowered Garlic.
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Deciduous woodland.
Grows from a small solitary bulb to about 20–40 cm in height. It's leaves are 5 to 25 mm wide. Most of the flowers are replaced by little bulbs or bulbils and the few (usually only one) proper flowers are white and hermaphrodite.
The Few-flowered Leek is edible and can be eaten raw as well as made into dishes such as pesto. It can also be used as a herb to flavour food, much in the same way as other wild garlics.