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Uses

Toxic parts

There have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption in very large quantities. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible[13].

Please take care when collecting in the wild, when not in flower the poisonous Convallaria majalis can appear very similar to the untrained eye.

Edible uses

Flowers

Raw, Cooked as an Unknown use

Leaves

Raw, Cooked as a Vegetable, Herb, Flavouring

Root, Bulb

Raw, Cooked as an Unknown use

Material uses

Whole plant

Juiced as a Disinfectant

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Allium ursinum has most of the health benefits of the cultivated garlic, Allium sativum[9][14], though it is weaker in action[15]. It is therefore a very beneficial addition to the diet, promoting the general health of the body when used regularly.

Ramsons ease stomach pain and are tonic to the digestion, so they can be used in the treatment of diarrhoea, colic, wind, indigestion and loss of appetite[15]. The whole herb can be used in an infusion against threadworms, either ingested or given as an enema[15]. The herb is also beneficial in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and emphysema[15]. The juice is used as an aid to weight loss and can also be applied externally to rheumatic and arthritic joints where its mild irritant action and stimulation to the local circulation can be of benefit[15].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Herbaceous or Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Division in summer after the plants have died down. Very easy, the divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.

Seed

Best sown as soon as it is ripe either in situ or in a cold frame. It germinates quickly and can be grown on in the greenhouse for the first year, planting out the dormant bulbs in the late summer of the following year. Stored seed can be sown in spring in a greenhouse.


Cultivation

Prefers woodland conditions in a moist well-drained soil[16]. Plants are often found in the wild growing in quite wet situations[K]. When growing in suitable conditions, wild garlic forms a dense carpet of growth in the spring and can be a very invasive plant[24, 203, K]. It dies down in early summer, however, allowing other plants to grow in the same space[K]. The bulbs should be planted fairly deeply[17]. The seeds are dispersed by ants[12]. Grows well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes[18][10][19]. This plant is a bad companion for alfalfa, each species negatively affecting the other[20]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[21].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Allium ursinum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Allium ursinum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Allium ursinum
Genus
Allium
Family
Alliaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    white
    Flower Type

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    References

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