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11. Mixed planting of Flax from New Zealand , Camellia from China, Euphorbia from the Americas and the southern European  three-cornered leek, Allium triquetrum.  This last named grows all over west Cornwall and is often mistaken for garlic. It has a three sided flower stem  and the narrow strap leaves have a keel underneath. It is reputed to have been transported unintentionally from the Mediterranean in ships ballast. The flowers resemble white bluebells but their scent, although appealing to some, gave it the sobriquet in my childhood of  "stinkin' lilies"


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