Honey Garlic - Allium siculum

Description

This plant has groups of delicate bell-shaped nodding creamy flowers often pink tinged. It can reach a metre or more in height. The linear leaves, deeply grooved, are strongly scented of garlic when crushed.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Originally a garden plant it has escaped and established in the wild, seeming to prefer woodland and shady areas.

When to see it

May and June.

Life History

Bulbous perennial.

UK Status

Established in the wild in much of southern England as an occasional plant.

VC55 Status

This 2011 Burbage Common & Woods record is only the second for Leicestershire and Rutland, the first being in 2009 in nearby Aston Firs wood. Not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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