Ramsons - Allium ursinum

    Alt Name
    Wild Garlic

    Short to medium plant, often forming extensive colonies. Leaves 2 or 3 flat, bright green and smelling powerfully of garlic when bruised. Flowers white, starry 12 to 20 mm in a fairly dense, rounded umbel.

    Identification difficulty

    Shaded places, woods, ditches, hedge banks.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 56 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map