A plant related to the onion, with flat overlapping leaves forming an elongated cylindrical bulb which together with the leaf bases is eaten as a vegetable. It is used as a Welsh national emblem.
- Allium porrum, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae).
- Add more oil to the pan and cook the onion, carrot, leeks and celery gently till soft.
- Onions and leeks were cultivated as flavourings and wild garlic may have been used.
- Asparagus is a member of the lily family and closely related to onions and leeks.
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