Plant A Day – Narrowleaf Wild Leek

Narrowleaf Wild Leek Allium burdickii

Narrowleaf Wild Leek
Allium burdickii

Narrowleaf Wild Leek is closely related to Wild Leek, Allium tricoccum, which is also known as Ramp.  Some “authorities” consider them to be the same species, but not all.  There are a number of described differences, but the main one is that the Narrowleaf version has narrower leaves. 🙂

This peculiar plant grows a bunch of leaves in the spring, but then they’re gone by the time the plant flowers.

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The leaves sprout in the spring, but are gone by the time the flower sprouts

The leaves sprout in the spring, but are gone by the time the flower sprouts

 

 

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