|Allium vineale||Alliaceae||Crow Garlic|
Description - This picture is perhaps the most exciting view you will get of Crow Garlic! The flower-head is 1-2cm in diameter, and in the Guernsey populations consists of 20-30 purplish bulbils, and no flowers appear. The leaves are cylindrical, hollow, and narrow, some of them being characteristically corkscrewed.
Habitat - thin sandy soil, mainly around the coasts, but some sites inland.
Comment - A rather unobtrusive plant, the leaves are not obvious, and the flower head only appears for a short time, and in some patches not at all, so it is easily overlooked, and probably more common than we think.
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