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Plant Details

Allium tricoccum [= Validallium tricoccum]

Ramps, Red Ramps, Wild Leek, Rampscallions

Scientific Name:

Allium tricoccum [= Validallium tricoccum]

Common Name:

Ramps, Red Ramps, Wild Leek, Rampscallions

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Wooded Coves

Habitat Description:

Cove forests and mesic slope forests. Common in NC Mountains.

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

Exploited (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Both the white lower leaf stalks and the broad green leaves are edible.
The specific epithet tricoccum refers to the possession of three seeds.

Ramp Plant

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MBaumeister
April 2005

Flower Emerging

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Martha Baskin

Blooms

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Martha Baskin

Blooms & Seed Pods

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Martha Baskin

Seed Pods

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MBaumeister
August 2008

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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