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Few-Flowered Leek

Observed: 5th April 2011 By: Mike CookMike Cook’s reputation in PlantsMike Cook’s reputation in PlantsMike Cook’s reputation in Plants
Few-Flowered Leek
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In Jesmond Dene, on the banks of the Ouseburn. I should have worked more on increasing my depth of focus

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cicuta58's picture

Allium

Not Allium oleraceum which has smaller pinker flowers and flowers in late summer. Looks like either A. triquetrum or A. paradoxum, probably the latter from the look of the flowers. Both are terrible weeds in a garden.

cicuta58

Mike Cook's picture

You're quite right, I've

You're quite right, I've changed my labels accordingly.

I don't think we need to worry about it being a weed. The Dene is infected with Japanese Knotweed, Fallopia japonica, which is much more invasive!

Malcolm Fraser's picture

Eat it

Makes a nice pesto that's less overpowering than wild garlic pesto.