Wild Garlic or Ramsons
Allium ursinum

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Wild Garlic is readily identified by its strong scent of garlic, particularly if bruised or crushed. It is included in Ancient Woodland Vascular Plant  Indicator lists for:
  • Southwest England:  Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Avon and Dorset.
  • Central - Southern England:  Hampshire, Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire,Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
  • Southeast England:  Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hertfordshire.
  • East Anglia:   Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
  • Central Lincolnshire.



Sources of Information:

Francis Rose (1999) Indicators of ancient woodland - the use of vascular plants in evaluating ancient woods for nature conservation.  British Wildlife: 10 (4) 241 - 251

George Peterken (2000)   Identifying ancient woodland using vascular plant indicators.  British Wildlife: 11 (3) 153 - 158

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