PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Ramps

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Allium tricoccum / Amaryllidaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  spring onion, ramson, wild leek, wood leek,

CONDITIONS:  shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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leek

RAW/COOK

Spring

Buds/Flowers

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hot onion

RAW

Spring

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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leek

RAW/COOK

Spring

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-average

 

COMMENT/CAUTION:  Flowers can be used as a garnish

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/onions-full-of-nutrients   

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Lilly of the Valley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_of_the_valley

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  False Hellebore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veratrum

 

OTHER USES: The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles (1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

1.      https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium+tricoccum 

2.      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_tricoccum

3.      https://www.wildedible.com/blog/foraging-ramps

4.      http://www.wideopenspaces.com/10-tips-foraging-delicious-smelly-ramps-pics/ (good photos)