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I have growing in my border for the last 2 years something that looks a bit like thick chives and smells like garlic. It has never flowered. At first when it grits came up I thought it was crocuses or another springlike flower.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,629

    I wonder if it's seedlings from one of the alliums that will flower eventually

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,446

    As well as Nut's suggestion, it could be Allium triquetrum (onionweed)  or possibly Garlic chives (aka Chinese chives)

    A quick way of telling the difference before they flower, is that the Allium triquetrum has leaves that are 'three cornered' or triangular in cross-section,  hence another name for them which is Three-cornered garlic.   Garlic chives leaf profile is flat. 

    A lot of people confuse the two. 

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