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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Small White Leek, Ramp
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 6 in to 9 in
Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Light: Part Sun to Woodland
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-8b
Germination: Sow seeds just below moist soil surface at 70F for 1 month. Move to 30F for 1 month, then bring back to 60F.
Seeds Per Oz: 1900
In many areas of the country, wild leeks are referred to as "ramps" and considered a springtime delicacy. Because of their early growth, the broad leaves of this plant provided Native Americans and early settlers with valuable vitamins and minerals after long winters. Thick patches of wild leeks grow in the shade of deciduous forests across eastern Canada, as well as in nearly every state east of the Mississippi River. The bulbs have a mild taste similar to sweet onions, with notes of garlic. Since gathering the tasty bulbs of wild leek has become a tradition, its presence in the wild has decreased. Cultivating new plantings of wild leek will help preserve this plant for future generations.
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