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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum - Wild Leek

Range & Status

A Mediterranean-Atlantic distribution. Occurs in South-west England, Wales and


Regional Distribution

It is very rare and grows in Bude (SS20) and on St. Mary' s, Isles of Scilly (SV91).

Habitat & Ecology

On sandy grassy banks near sand-dunes and heathland.


Threatened by cutting by Man.


The sites are unprotected.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.