Allium ursinum

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Allium ursinum

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wild or cultivated


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BEAR'S GARLIC. BUCKRAMS. GIPSY ONION. HOG'S GARLIC. RAMSONS. Europe and northern Asia. Gerarde[1], 1597, says the leaves were eaten in Holland. They were also valued formerly as a pot-herb in England, though very strong[2]. The bulbs were also used boiled and in salads[3]. In Kamchatka this plant is much prized. The Russians as well as the natives gather it for winter food[4]. Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.

  1. Gerarde, J. Herb. 142. 1597.
  2. Johnson, C. P. Useful Pls. Gt. Brit. 271. 1862.
  3. Gerarde, J. Herb. 142. 1597.
  4. Glasspoole, H. G. Ohio State Bd. Agr. Rpt. 29:428. 1874.

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