Ramsons, Allium ursinum

Edible Parts:

· Leaves


The leaves can be chopped and added to soups and stews, in pasta or risotto dishes. They can also be used to make pesto.

When and where to find it: 

Grows in Spring. Usually found in woods and damp. Shady locations. Forms wide carpets across the woodland floor.

Other Observations: 

Grows from a bulb, leaves grow from the base of the plant and are bright green in colour, they have a very strong garlic smell to them. The white flowers are starlike.

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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