Wild Leek – Allium ampeloprasum


This the ancestor of Allium porrum, the leek. In the wild in the British Isles it occurs on some rocky coasts of Cornwall, the Scillies and of course here in South Wales. As tall as the cultivated vegetable, with similar purple umbels of flowers, it grows from a cloved bulb. It produces bulbils on its flower heads from which it can be propagated.