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Flower  Ramsons

Ramsons - Photo  Copyright 2005 G. Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
Need help identifying wild flowers? Checkout the ID chart called "Woodland Plants" in the Nature Shop - click here

Latin name: Allium ursinum

Size: Grows to a height of around 40cm.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: April to June.

Habitat: Damp woodlands and shaded areas.

Special features: Sometimes called 'Wild Garlic'. This bulb is a species of wild onion. The whole plant smells very strongly of onions. The leaves are edible, but have a very strong flavour.

Ramsons usually grow in large clusters. The pointed leaves feel leathery and are about 20cm long.

When the flowers first shoot up, on their long slender stems, they are enclosed in a papery case. When this fall away it reveals the beautiful pom-pom flower heads of around twenty, white star-shaped flowers.


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