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RAMPS, WILD LEEK
Rich deciduous forests, both on upland and floodplain sites, especially characteristic in moist areas of beech-maple-hemlock stands.
The broad green leaves appear in May and often carpet extensive areas. The reddish color of the leaf bases (and also the inflorescence bud) allows easy separation from A. burdickii, except for very rare “albinos” of A. tricoccum (such as E. G. Voss 6258, Gogebic Co.). The umbels of white flowers appear in very late June through to early August, when the leaves are quite gone. All parts of the plant, but especially the bulbs, have a strong odor of onion.