Allium tricoccum (commonly known as ramp, ramson, wild leek, or wood leek) is a North American species of wild onion widespread across eastern Canada They are one of the earliest wild edible plants to emerge in spring. Historically ramps were regarded as a spring tonic and early settlers relied on their restorative qualities after a long...
Botanical Name: Allium tricocum
Nom Français: Oignon sauvage
Bloom colour: Green | White
Blooms: Summer - Zone 5
Sun or Shade: Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (50 cms)
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba
It grows well in hardiness zones:
Water requirement: Medium
They grow happily in the rich and moist shaded soil under hardwoods (deciduous) trees. Although they may be slow to grow, they transplant very well and have a high success rate from seed (Though the seed will lay dormant for 2 years before sprouting).
Edible | Native to Canada
Styling and Use
Trout lilly, Dutchman's breeches, spring beauty, trout lily, wild geranium, hepatica, Mayapple, Solomon's seal, bloodroot and other spring flowers common in maple, basswood, red and white oak woods.
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