what is it?????

philanthropistJuly 10, 2009

perennial, 18 in leaves long thin slightly curled, 3 foot thickish stalk with small allium like flower, the bud is best described as a sperm cell swimming downward, have a pic but can't post it, allium, giant onion, leek???


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korney19(z6a Buffalo, NY)

Sounds like a hardneck or a wild garlic--the flower is/is atop the scape/stem. You would need to see the bulb, if a single or multi-cloved. I just ran into some wild garlic (assumed) and it had a small underground bulb, flat leaves, and scape/flower pod. That sperm cell you referred to opens and had many tiny flowers or bulbils.

Softnecks don't send up a central stem (scape) like hardnecks, their habit is a little more like onions with leaves but no real stem.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 2:40PM
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