Some Allium events

Max Withers
Mon, 05 May 2008 10:45:51 PDT
Last week I also had a delightful Allium event, which consisted of 
eating a large amount of Allium tricoccum (wild leek or ramps). This 
species is native to eastern N. America and is truly delicious. I rarely 
see it in stores here, and when I do, it is very expensive. Has anyone 
grown it in a mediterranean climate?

A. triquetrum on the other hand is also weedy in the bay area, even 
holding its own in abandoned lots overrun with Oxalis pes-caprae.

Max Withers
Oakland CA

> Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 17:58:35 +0100 (BST)
> From: BRIAN WHYER <>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Some Allium events
> Hi Jim
>   Triquitrum might be more appropriate; i.e. quit quit quit. Pretty but very invasive here in the UK. I offered Judy Glattstein a bucket full once, and only half in jest. I still have some in a pot, but pull the heads off to stop seeding.
>   Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, ~~zone 8
> Jim McKenney <> wrote:
>   OK, it's been four hours since I made that post. Doesn't anyone out there
> want to tell me it's Allium triquetrum, not A. triquitrum? 
> Jim McKenney 

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