Ah! A picture is worth a thousand words, so three pictures must be worth three thousand. Does that mean I can go on for three thousand words' worth? I'm pretty sure your photos show a widely grown heirloom known as Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon (ophioscorodon, sometimes spelled ophioscordon, means snake garlic, an obvious allusion to the coiled scapes). So, it is a form of Allium sativum after all! Are they tasty? I've known about them since forever, but I've never eaten them. In fact, I don't think I've actually ever seen one. Very cool: food for the eye and food for the tummy! Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where I wonder what would happen if you planted Iris anguifuga next to Allium sativum ophioscorodon.