Wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

Lily family (Liliaceae) | Wildflowers and Herbs plant group | Also known as bagawaji-zhi (Ojibwe), Ramp
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Known as bagawaji-zhi by the Ojibwe. An herbaceous plant found in rich, dry or wet woods. The flat leaves smell of onion and die before the flowers bloom in June and July. Below ground is an edible bulb that smells and tastes of onion.

Identification Hints
Wild leeks tend to grow in groups. Leaves emerge in very early spring. The rich green, thick flat leaves are one of the first to emerge in the spring woodland. They smell of onion and die before the flowers bloom in June and July. Wild Leeks produce an edible bulb that smells and tastes like onion which many consider a gourmet item.
Did You Know?
A decoction of the root was used as a quick-acting emetic.
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