Allium ampeloprasum L. - Wild Leek
Family - Liliaceae
Leaf bases and stem.
Bract of inflorescence.
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Cultivated and escaped to roadsides, sandy fields, waste places.
Origin - Native to Eurasia.
Other information - This species can be found cultivated throughout much of Alabama and is escaped to a number of counties in the state. The plant can be easily identified by its flat leaves and large, globose heads of flowers. The bulb of this species divides into flat-sided segments.
Photographs taken off Uniroyal Road, Lee County, AL., 5-31-06.