Ramsons - Allium ursinum

Alternative names
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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map