Allium triquetrum L.

Three-cornered Garlic

Herb with ovate to spherical bulbs. Leaves 2-5, linear, basal, 3-sided, solid, usually longer than inflorescence. Inflorescence to 30 cm, stem solid, spathe 1, umbel loose. Flowers numerous, pendulous, 10-18 mm long, bell-shaped; spring. Tepals white, midvein green. Stamens shorter than tepals, fused basally.

Southern Europe.

An abundant and weedy garden escape in much of southern Australia. The plants are edible and used in Asian cooking.

Updated by: Niels Klazenga, March 2018

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Amaryllidaceae
genus        Allium L.