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Plant Details

Allium tricoccum [= Validallium tricoccum]

Ramps, Red Ramps, Wild Leek, Rampscallions

Scientific Name:

Allium tricoccum [= Validallium tricoccum]

Genus:

Allium

Species Epithet:

tricoccum

Common Name:

Ramps, Red Ramps, Wild Leek, Rampscallions

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

Exploited (*Key)

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

image

MBaumeister
April 2005

Flower Emerging

image

Martha Baskin

Blooms

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Martha Baskin

Blooms & Seed Pods

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Martha Baskin

Seed Pods

image

MBaumeister
August 2008

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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