Tim Eck via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 05:46:32 PDT
I was intrigued to find a small colony of ramps on my property several
years ago.  Prior to that, I hadn't realized their precarious little niche
in the local woods:
For me, they grow on a north-facing hardwood slope (probably to prevent
freeze-thaw damage in winter) that weeps a little ground-water, but doesn't
amount to a flow.  They put up a leaf or two, slightly resembling a lily of
the valley but narrower and fleshier for a few short weeks in the spring
when the ground has thawed and before the trees leaf out and block the
light.  Then they put up a naked bloom stalk sometime later in the summer
and then I don't see them for another year.
I showed a friend who has beehives on my property and he was happy to
accept a single leaf to take home and season some steaks.  I hadn't
'harvested' any before that because the small colony seemed so precarious
in its existence.
I will try to send an image or two later.
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