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botanical name:
Allium ursinum
Allium ursinum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Wild Garlic, Ramsons
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.40m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Wild flower native to many damp, woodland areas of Britain and increases rapidly in favourable conditions. Usually regarded as too invasive for most gardens. White flowers produced in early summer and the massed effect under a woodland canopy can rival the earlier show of the bluebells. All parts of the plant smell strongly of garlic.

Prefers damp, rich, limy soil and some shade but is general easy to grow and vigorous.

Self seeds easily.

Young leaves, flowers and bulbs are edible and also have medicinal value.

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