140313 WILD LEEK Allium ampeloprasum (Liliaceae) Height to 2m
Robust and upright bulbous perennial with a rounded stem. Grows in grassy places near the sea. FLOWERS are 6-8mm long and purplish, with yellow anthers; borne in spherical heads, up to 9cm across (Jun-Aug). Numerous bulbils may be present. FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are flat, narrow, up to 50cm long, and waxy with finely toothed margins. STATUS-Rare and restricted to coastal districts in SW Britain and W Ireland.