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Three-cornered Garlic?

Observed: 25th February 2013 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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I think this is probably early flowering Three-cornered Garlic but can anyone confirm that for me?

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Allium triquetrum

There are two fairly similar common Alliums that look like this, A. paradoxum and A. triquetrum. However there is a very easy way to tell them apart. A. paradoxum has a single leaf for each flowering stem, A. triquetrum has more than one. The green lines on the tepals are much stronger in A. triquetum (as in the photo) but that's a bit subjective.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

ar8922's picture

Thanks again Chris

Once again you've supplied some very useful tips.