Allium fistulosum L.

Welsh Leek

Herb with cylindrical bulbs on short rhizomes. Leaves 2-6, linear, hollow, circular in section, stem-sheathing, shorter than stem. Inflorescence 12-70 cm, stem hollow, spathes 1-2. Flowers numerous, sometimes with bulbils, 6-9 mm long, conically bell-shaped; summer. Tepals yellowish-white, spreading. Stamens much longer than tepals.

Not known outside cultivation.

Grown for culinary purposes, especially in eastern Asia.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Alliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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