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An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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Elephant Garlic

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Family Alliaceae
Name Allium ampeloprasum
Common Name Elephant garlic
Etymology
Allium From Latin alium meaning garlic, one of the species in the genus.
ampeloprasum From Greek ampelos meaning vine, and Greek prason meaning leek.

  See also:  Food plants, Culture / Germination

Elephant garlic is not a true garlic, but rather it is related to leeks. It is milder than garlic, grows giant cloves that can be larger than a garlic bulb. The culture is similar to garlic.


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