wild leek


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wild leek

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Noun1.wild leek - North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowerswild leek - North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
2.wild leek - coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple-tinged flowerswild leek - coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple-tinged flowers; widely naturalized
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
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The island, which is steeped in history dating back to Anglo Saxon and Viking times, is a Local Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area, because of the maritime grassland and rare plants such as rock sea-lavender and wild leek.
A RARE wild leek has produced a record display of 8ft tall blooms in one of the three sites in Wales where it is found.
The three-course meal included an appetizer of wild salad, which "came from the forest floor" and consisted of wildflowers, spruce shoot and wild leek vinaigrette.
Rare plants, such as rock sealavender and wild leek, thrive in the unique eco-system and have helped the island to win Site of Special Scientific Interest status.
Cardiff Wild leek (allium ampeloprasum), used to identify Welsh soldiers in battle against the Saxon English,it is found on Flat Holm.