Wild Garlic, Bear's Garlic, Bear Leek, Broad Leaved Garlic (Allium Ursinum)

Grows wild, bears like it

Allium ursinum – known as ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek or bear's garlic – is a wild relative of chives native to Europe and Asia. The Latin name is due to the brown bear's taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them; they are also a favorite of wild boar.

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 pesto in lieu of basil. The bulbs and flowers are also edible, though less famed for their taste than the leaves.

Confusion with deadly, poisonous plants

In Europe, where ramsons are popularly harvested from the wild, similarity to poisonous plants regularly leads to cases of poisoning. The leaves of A. ursinum are easily mistaken for Lily of the Valley, sometimes also those of Colchicum autumnale and Arum maculatum. All three are poisonous; potentially deadly incidents occur almost every year.

Where to buy seeds

Here is one example: Allium ursinum - 500mg ~ 60 Seeds, $ 1.87

Amazon: Ramsons, Wild Garlic - 400 Seeds http://buff.ly/1tVoRUz


Wild Garlic (or Ramps) Pasta | David Lebovitz http://buff.ly/1jUjFcJ
Allium ursinum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://buff.ly/1jUjHRZ
Amazon.com : 0.2g (Approx. 30) Ramsons Seeds Bot.: "Allium Ursinum" Wild Garlic, Bear's Garlic, Bear Leek, Broad Leaved Garlic http://buff.ly/1jUjNsR
Ramsons - Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum) http://buff.ly/1jUkfHm
Allium ursinum Seeds http://buff.ly/1f70DTi
Allium Ursinum Seeds (Ramsons Seeds, Wild Garlic Seeds) http://buff.ly/1f70I9w
Allium ursinum Wild Garlic PFAF Plant Database http://buff.ly/1f70MGh


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