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wild leeks

Wild leeks: mature plants at left, with volunteer seedlings in foreground and right. Photo by David Fuller.

Maine Wild Leek Project

Please provide whatever information you are willing to share about the wild leek patch.

At a minimum, provide the town the patch is located in. Data collected through the Maine Wild Leek Project will be used to learn about and conserve wild leeks. Specific location data will not be published or otherwise made public.

Please remember to respect landowner’s property: observe posted land and ask for permission to pass on un-posted land.

Thank you!

  • TownExact location and/or GPS coordinates (if willing to share) 
  • Indicate a unit of measure (feet, paces, acres, other) and estimate the width and length of patch.
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  • Estimate the number of plants in the patch.
  • Add any other information you wish to share about the patch.
  • Upload photo(s) of the site and/or leeks, if available. Please, do not upload more than 3 files. Maximum file size is 3MB per file. File type must be jpg or png.
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    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
  • Provide your email address if you would like to receive information from UMaine Cooperative Extension about wild leeks in the months to come, including research efforts on the effects of harvesting and a fact sheet on establishing your own wild leek patch. Your email address will not be shared.

This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, RREA project 228285.

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