Leaking the Good News About Leeks

Leeks (Allium porrum) share the Allium genus with chives, scallions, garlic, onions, shallots, and elephant garlic.  All of these species, belong, in turn, to the Amaryllidaceae family, which includes many ornamentals, such as the belladonna lily, tuberose, snowdrop, snowflake, daffodil, Cape tulip, Peruvian lily, and amaryllis. Rather than forming a tight bulb like the onion, the leek produces a long cylinder of […]