Thursday, 14 September 2017


The three-cornered leek (Allium triquetrum) is an invasive weed in the Amaryllidaceae family, which is native tot he Mediterranean and which can carpet large areas very quickly because of its rapidly germinating seeds that quickly form a dense clump of leaves and flowers. Both the English name and the specific epithet triquetrum refer to the three-cornered shape of the flower stalks.

Pretty though this three-cornered leek may be, don't be tempted to pick it as a cut flower because it does reek strongly of an oniony smell! However, you can pick it for eating, as all parts of the plant are edible. The leaves and flowers can be added to salads, and the bulbs can be substituted for garlic. The taste can be described as subtly flavoured like a leek or a spring onion. It may be consumed raw or cooked.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Weekend Green meme.


  1. Hello, pretty blooms! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  2. Beautiful! I bought some bulbs in this spring too, but they haven't bloomed (in winter they get asylum in the basement), hope on next year.

  3. they are pretty....can see why it would be tempting to pick them.


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