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Looking for a source for Allium triquetrum (three-cornered leek)

Posted by manchester-sara 5b SE Michigan (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 20, 09 at 22:55


I'm brand new to this forum so I hope this is the correct place to post this. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a US source for three-cornered leek or at least a source that ships to the US, or if anyone has seed or bulbs for trade. Thank you for any help!

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RE: Looking for a source for Allium triquetrum (three-cornered le

I'm new to the names...alittle slow but I'm learning. Do you mean wild leeks?

RE: Looking for a source for Allium triquetrum (three-cornered le

The problem with the Allium family is that it is huge and most species are wild and are known as "wild leek", "wild onion" or "wild garlic" somewhere. I think that in general though, "wild leek" refers to Allium ampeloprasum (which is the species elephant garlic, babbington leek and "pearl onions" are in). However, it is very possible that Allium triquetrum is refered to as "wild leek" too. One easy identifier for it is that the stems and leaves have a triangular cross section. I'm including a link to Wikipedia's photo of the leek in bloom. I guess lots of people grow it as an ornamental although I'm interested in it as a vegetable. Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia photo of three-cornered leek

RE: Looking for a source for Allium triquetrum (three-cornered le

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 28, 09 at 23:11

It's *not* a vegetable. It's an ornamental that can rapidly get out of hand.

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