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Three cornered leek

Allium triquetrum

Allium triquetrum is a bulbous flowering plant that looks similar to the white form of bluebells. It is however easy to distinguish between the two as the Onion weed has a pungent onion smell. All parts of the plant, from the bulb to the flowers, are edible fresh (for example in pestos) or cooked, and has a subtle flavour like leek or spring onion.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest as needed.

Propagation

Seed
The plant self seeds well, but seeds can be sown in situ when seeds are ripe.
Division
Divide bulblets in the dormant season.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees
Pioneer
Grows in any disturbed soils.

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean region
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
All parts of the plant are edible, add the leaves and flowers to salads or cook them.

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Generally problem free.

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