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Garden Leek

Allium porrum

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Alliaceae (Onion)
Also in this family:
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Gardens.

Flower:
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Purple, 6 petals
 
Large globular umbel of pinkish-purple flowers, each flower having 6 petal-like tepals, up to 10cm wide.
Fruit:
A capsule.
Leaves:
Flat, folded and linear leaves.
Aroma:
Smells strongly, like onions or garlic.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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