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Allium neapolitanum

Ail blanc
Naples Garlic

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

20 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-50 cm

Description

The stalk itself is leafless, triangular in cross section.

Flowers

The flowers are long stalked, cup-shaped in the form of a cluster (5-9 cm).

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear, long and narrow, wider at the base, pointed, prominent vein, 2-4 leaves surrounding the lower end of the flower stalk.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: stays a long time on the plant.

Edible

Leaves, flowers and bulbs have a garlic flavour, containing sulphur compounds.

Medical

All Alliums contain iron and vitamins and are slightly antibiotic.

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