Allium triquetrum, three-cornered leek, is a rare, edible species tolerant of shade with loose clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers.
Allium triquetrum, or three-cornered leek, is a rare species of the Mediterranean basin with loose clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers, each petal with a green line down the middle, held on three-angled stems atop . All parts of the plant are edible with a mild leek or onion flavour. Tolerant of shade.
Common Name: Three-Cornered Leek
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Meadows, woodland clearings, river banks and roadsides from sea level to 850 metres (2,790 ft).
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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