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I have flower that look like bluebells and the bulbs smell like. garlic or onion with small bulbs. They are white.

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I have flower that look like bluebells and the bulbs smell like garlic or onion with small bulbs.are they edible.




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A photo of the bulb and flower would be useful... Could be wild garlic which has a flower similar to a bluebell.

24 May, 2013

 

I thought wild garlick flowers were white?? but shaped similar to bluebell almost the same as a red black pudding please forgive me M.G

24 May, 2013

 

I still don't know if I can eat them.anyone know I put photo on.

24 May, 2013

 

Hi Snoop wild garlic flowers are white but look similar to a bluebell. Mother there is no photo...

24 May, 2013

 

I think the photo maybe her avatar

24 May, 2013

 

Then it is too small, even when clicked on, for a decent i.d.

24 May, 2013

 

If it is wild garlic you can eat the leaves - marvellous instead of lettuce in a ham sandwich. But the flowers don't hang down like bluebells, they are more together in a globe shape of little stars.- sorry not very good description, try googling Ramsons, which is wild garlic's popular name. Also watch it as they can spread like mad.

24 May, 2013

 

MG IT IS IN HER LATEST PHOTOS. sorry left cap lock on

24 May, 2013

 

I have wild gatlic but the leaves on mine are much broader, not spikey.

24 May, 2013

 

Well, it 'might' be wild garlic but I wouldn't like to say so if someone is going to eat it!

24 May, 2013

 

If it is the photo for your avatar Mother12, then it is not wild garlic.

It is an Allium I suspect but the name escapes me... mollis?

25 May, 2013

 

Mother12 has put 2 photos in the Garden Pictures section, so you can see them better if you go to her Profile.

I have the same thing in my garden - everywhere - and my neighbour told me it was "wild garlic, but not the type you can eat", but I've never been able to get a better ID than that.

It's not the same as the wild garlic which has broad leaves. It's about 30cm tall, the leaves are thin, and it has a very strong smell of onion. I've added some photos too if this helps, as I'd be really grateful to know exactly what it is too! ...hopefully these links work, if not they're the latest ones on my photo page:

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/269924-p1090966/member/geranium_gem

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/269922-p1040228/member/geranium_gem

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/269923-p1040158/member/geranium_gem

25 May, 2013

 

Have a look at . . . http://www.growsonyou.com/question/show/78534

25 May, 2013

 

Ah, that's it! Mine does have the triangular stems so is the Allium triquetrum, three-cornered leek. Thanks Sophie :o)

25 May, 2013

 

I saw some today in St Davids and thought they were summer snowflakes. Thank you for the ID.

25 May, 2013

How do I say thanks?

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