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Allium ampeloprasum

Poireau sauvage
Wild Leek

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

4.5-5 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 1.5 m

Description

Full sun and relatively deep, rich soil.

Flowers

Flowers whitish-pink, pink, purplish or dark red. Each flower is cup-shaped, densely packed into a round ball, 5-9 cm across, with protruding stamens. There can be up to 500 flowers in each flower head. Before flowering the heads are covered in a membranous spathe.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear, narrow, 50 cm long, rough at the edges, consisting of 4-10 leaves. These have usually withered away by flowering time.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: splits open along 2 or more seams.

Edible

The stalks are used in the same way as cultivated leeks.

Medical

All Alliums contain iron and vitamins and are slightly antibiotic.

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