This plant has a mild fragrance
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Three Cornered Leek Overview
Allium triquetrum is a bulbous flowering plant that looks similar to the white form of bluebells. It is however easy to distinguish between the two as the Onion weed has a pungent onion smell. All parts of the plant, from the bulb to the flowers, are edible fresh (for example in pestos) or cooked, and has a subtle flavour like leek or spring onion.
Common problems with Three Cornered Leek
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Three Cornered Leek
Harvest as needed.
How to propagate Three Cornered Leek
The plant self seeds well, but seeds can be sown in situ when seeds are ripe.
Divide bulblets in the dormant season.
Special features of Three Cornered Leek
Attracts useful insects
Grows in any disturbed soils.
Other uses of Three Cornered Leek
These plants work well for ornamental value under shrubs, under trees and in less managed, 'wild' areas of the garden. For culinary use, these plants can be used raw in salads and sauces, as well as cooked and taste like a mild-tasting leek.
All parts of the plant are edible, add the leaves and flowers to salads or cook them.