Ramps (Allium tricoccum)

Ramps is a bulb-forming perennial with broad, smooth, light green leaves, often with deep purple or burgundy tints on the lower stems, and a scallion-like stalk and bulb. Both the white lower leaf stalks and the broad green leaves are edible. The flower stalk appears after the leaves have died back, unlike the similar Allium ursinum, in which leaves and flowers can be seen at the same time. Ramps grow in close groups strongly rooted just beneath the surface of the soil.  The seeds of Allium tricoccum will bounce when dropped onto a hard surface; a seed dispersal mechanism of the plant.

Winterhardy perennial
Height 10-40 cm
Width 20-30 cm
Spacing 10-15 cm
Flowering time VI-VII
Site partially shaded to shaded medium moisture to wet soil
Propagation bulblets, seeds, dividing  
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