Ramsons / Wild Garlic ‘Allium ursinum’

Broad umbel of long-stalked white flowers. Likes Shade. Allium ursinum – known as ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek, or bear’s garlic. Flowers April – June. It grows in deciduous woodlands with moist soils, preferring slightly acidic conditions. In the British Isles, colonies are frequently associated with bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), especially in ancient woodland. It is considered to be an ancient woodland indicator species. The leaves of A. ursinum are edible; they can be used as salad, herb, boiled as a vegetable, in soup, or as an ingredient for a sauce that may be a substitute for pesto in lieu of basil. The stems are preserved by salting and eaten as a salad in Russia. A variety of Cornish Yarg cheese has a rind coated in wild garlic leaves.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Shade

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers slightly acidic conditions, usually found growing in deciduous woodlands with moist soils.

Attracts

Lots of pollinating insects, such as hoverflies, butterflies and longhorn beetles.

Flowering season

April – June

Flowering colour

White

Eventual height

30cm

Species Type

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