Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Co.Cork


Three-cornered Leek / Three-cornered Garlic
Allium triquetrum
Creamh garraí
Family: Lilaceae

Flowering: February-May. Perennial bulb. Introduced. Garden escape.

White bell-shaped flowers with green stripe. Downward-hanging in one-sided umbels. Basal leaves, bright-green, linear, keeled. Whole plant is garlic-scented.
Erect 3-angled hollow stem. Bulbous rootstock. Flower stems: To 40cm.

Woodland, grassy banks, waste ground, roadsides. Mainly S, E Ireland.
Locally abundant in some coastal areas of Co.Cork. Garden escape.
Can form large patches.
     
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