Allium ampeloprasum

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Common name   Wild Leek
Hebrew name   שום גבוה
أللّغة آلعربيّة   ثوم العفريت
Family Amaryllidaceae
Petals 6
Leaf form Linear
Leaf margin Entire
Habitat Heavy soils
צורת הגבעול Round
Life form Geophyte
Distribution in Israel 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, Jordan Valley,
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Wild Leek
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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)

 

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