Honey Garlic - Nectaroscordum siculum
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.
Originally a garden plant it has escaped and established in the wild, seeming to prefer woodland and shady areas.
May and June.
Established in the wild in much of southern England as an occasional plant.
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.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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