He said: "The wonderful spherical flowerheads of Wild Leek
can reach over 8ft tall.
Researchers from Plantlife Cymru confirmed it had discovered the rare wild leek
(allium ampeloprasum) flowering on South Stack, Anglesey.
With the help of experts from the Montreal BIODOME, a rare species, wild leek
, was inventoried and transplanted to a favorable environment outside the line corridor.
On the latter its pink, fuzzy tennis-ball heads are one of the sights of the island, growing thickly around the lighthouse and former army barracks and showing that under the right conditions the wild leek
can persist and thrive.
The choices were spotted rock-rose (Anglesey); cuckooflower (Brecknockshire); Snowdon lily (Caernarvonshire); wild leek
(Cardiff); bog rosemary (Cardiganshire); whorled caraway (Carmarthenshire); limestone woundwort (Denbighshire); bell heather (Flintshire); yellow whitlow-grass (Glamorgan); Welsh poppy (Merioneth); foxglove (Monmouthshire); spiked speedwell (Montgomeryshire); thrift (Pembrokeshire); Radnor lily (Radnorshire).