Allium tricoccum

Green "Ramping Up" All Over NE Ohio Forests

As I was out walking and checking our phenology sequence here in Northeast Ohio, I couldn’t avoid noting massive patches of green scattered across the forest floor.  The more closely I looked, the more I noticed it was EVERYWHERE in the woods.  Well, I couldn’t let an opportunity for some plant investigation go untouched, so I tramped off the beaten path… proclaiming social distancing rights!  I was astounded to discover that as far as the eye could see, it was Allium tricoccum (AT) or more commonly called “ramps” by foraging aficionados....

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Erik Draper