Botanical Name: Allium tricocum
En Français: Oignon sauvage
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 winter.
The leaves and bulbs are edible raw or cooked. Depending on the geographic area you are foraging in, it is highly recommended to only harvest one leaf per plant due to the 7-year growth cycle.
Planting and Care Considerations
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).