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This has appeared in the garden. Easy, I thought, its a wild leek of some sort. But it doesn't quite match any of the ones in the Collins guide, and it doesn't seem to smell at all. It has a few long thin straggly leaves and is about 9 inches tall.




might be a triteleia of some sort.
triteleia hyacinthina sort of matches.

2 Jul, 2013


Your plant looks like wild garlic to me.... most would say get rid of it quickly or it will take over your garden... but I think it's pretty!

2 Jul, 2013


Thank you for the suggestions! It's rather small for a tritelia and I certainly haven't planted one, but tis a good idea.
I think the wild garlic has a lot of small bulbils in the centre of the flower Queenie, rather than one large one - it was my thought too until I looked it up. It certainly isn't ramsons as the leaves are too puny and there's no garlic smell at all. I have a feeling you're right about removing it but I think I'll give it a full season and see what happens.

2 Jul, 2013


triteleia hyacinthine is only about 8-16 " tall. one of its common names is 'fools onion' [no slur intended stera] It does look a good match have a google.

2 Jul, 2013


Fool's Onion - wow, that sounds just right! And explains why no garlic smell too. If the cap fits...
Thanks SBG. Do you know if its a quick spreader? I wonder where it came from. Its quite pretty and I would be happy to keep it if it isn't going to seed everywhere.

3 Jul, 2013


I don't know . if it is like the others in the genus then it wont be a thug like A moly.

3 Jul, 2013


Thanks - I'll leave it and see what happens.

8 Jul, 2013

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