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Plant of the day: Allium Triquetrum, onion weed/three cornered garlic.

Onion Weed

The three-cornered garlic is a plant that you can normally smell before you can see it. It also really loves wet areas and can often be found along creek edges.

This is an upright herbaceous perennial plant. It grows from a bulb under the soil and can be seen in the Autumn and Winter months when it starts growing above ground. As the weather warms it dies back.
The bulbs flowers and stems are all edible.

The plant is in the onion family and has more of a subtle onion garlic type flavour. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads or chopped and sprinkled over pasta dishes.The leaves can also be cooked and added to stews, soups or even stir fried. The flowers can be added to salad or dehydrated and added to breads or sprinkled on to any dish where you would like a garlic flavour. The bulbs can be used exactly as you would garlic or also preserved like a pickled onion.

This plant has be used to help reduce cholesterol levels.

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