Image: Rocambole


Rocambole, bulbous herb, closely related to the onion, native to northern Europe. Rocambole grows up to 90 cm (3 ft) in height. The flat leaves are keeled, and the plant bears a rounded head of dark purple flowers, which often develop into bulblets. Also called giant garlic or sand leek, rocambole is occasionally cultivated for its long, pointed bulbs, or cloves, which are used in place of garlic.

"`Scientific classification"`: Rocambole

"`Scientific classification"`: Rocambole is a member of the lily family, Liliaceae. It is classified as "Allium scorodoprasum".

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