I’ve already posted a photo of this plant earlier this Spring (March 25). Back then the lush green leaves that covered the woodland floor were a welcome sight after the dull colours of winter. The flowers of the ramsons are a delicate white that display a carpet of colour that is equal to that of the bluebells. Ransoms seem to prefer the damp low levels of the wood leaving the upper levels for the bluebells.

Another common name for ramsons is wild garlic and can be used as a substitute for for culinary garlic. A European delicacy is the milk or butter from cows fed on ramsons.


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