Irish wildflowers

Ramsons / Wild Garlic
Allium ursinum
Family: Lilaceae

Flowering time: March-May. Perennial bulb. Native.

Star-like white flowers in flat-topped umbels on slender stalk.
Stalked oblong-oval basal leaves, pointed.
Smell of garlic when crushed. Bulbs very small. Height: To 35cm.

Frequent in damp, shady ground. Woodland, hedgerows, riversides.

Similar: Three-cornered Leek / Three-cornered Garlic, A. triquetrium. Introduced. Narrow leaves, drooping flower heads.
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