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Onion Family Alliaceae


Wild onions, leeks and garlics plus a couple of surprises all fall within the Alliaceae. Usually a single stem supports the cluster of flowers at the top. In onions and leeks this tends to be a globe whereas in leeks they are a collection of larger flowers  all falling downwards to one side. Most have the strong smell associated with culinary versions.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:


Allium ursinum

Three Cornered Leek

Allium triquetrum

Crow Garlic

Allium vineale

Babingtons Leek

Allium babingtonii

Rosy Garlic

Allium carinatum

Eastern Gladiolus

Gladiolus communis


Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

Wild Daffodil

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Field Garlic

Allium oleraceum