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Babington's Leek

Allium ampeloprasum babingtonii

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
180 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Beaches, rocks, sand dunes, seaside.

Flower:
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Pink, 6 petals
 
Large globular, pink lilac flowerheads, up to 10cm wide. The flowerheads are looser than those of Wild leek (Allium ampeloprasum). Pollinated by bees and insects.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule which contains the seeds.
Leaves:
A tufted bulbous perennial with strap-shaped, glaucous, arching leaves.
Aroma:
Smells garlicky.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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