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Allium tricoccum

ramps, wild leek

Wild leeks are unique in their ability to produce leaves which emerge, mature, and die back in Eastern woodlands before the flower stalks even begin to emerge. Flowers mature in mid- to late-summer in striking white globes. Much beloved by foodies, clumps of ramps are slow to grow and easily foraged to oblivion.

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Height: 6-12 in
Spread: 6-8 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Edible
Spring Ephemeral


North American Distribution


ramps - Allium tricoccum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust
ramps - Allium tricoccum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
ramps - Allium tricoccum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust