Wild Leek

Wild Leek:


Common name: Wild Leek
Hebrew name: שום גבוה
Latin Name: Allium ampeloparasum
Habitat: Heavy Soils
Height: 100 cm
Distribution: Golan, Hermon, Gallilee, Mediterranean coast, Upper Jordan valley, Northern valleys, Gilboa, Carmel, Samarian mountains, Samarian desert, Judean mountains, Judean desert and Dead Sea valley, Sharon, Shefela, Northern Negev, Negev hills and Eilat, Valley,
Flowering: April – May
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Type: Pink/Purple
Protected: Yes
Notes:  Smells like garlic

Bible: Our ancestors whined about the luxuries they lost in Egypt… ”We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt… the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, & the garlic…” (Numbers 11:5)