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Allium ursinum shares many of the beneficial compounds noted in Allium sativium, although the concentrations may be somewhat reduced. The interested reader is recommended to review the notes therein GR Foster November 2018


Other English names: buckrams, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek or bear's garlic

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, Caucasus
  • Asia-Temperate, Western Asia, Turkey
  • Europe, Eastern Europe, Ukraine
  • Europe, Middle Europe, Austria
  • Europe, Middle Europe, Belgium
  • Europe, Middle Europe, Germany
  • Europe, Middle Europe, Hungary
  • Europe, Middle Europe, Netherlands
  • Europe, Middle Europe, Poland
  • Europe, Middle Europe, Switzerland
  • Europe, Northern Europe, Denmark
  • Europe, Northern Europe, Finland
  • Europe, Northern Europe, Great Britain
  • Europe, Northern Europe, Ireland
  • Europe, Northern Europe, Norway
  • Europe, Northern Europe, Sweden
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Bulgaria
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Greece
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Italy
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Romania
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Yugoslavia
  • Europe, Southwestern Europe, France
  • Europe, Southwestern Europe, Spain

Allium ursinum L.

Genus: Allium
Species: ursinum L.
Common names: Ransoms; Wild Garlic
Distribution summary: Europe, Russia
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H6 - Hardy; very cold winter
Habitat: Moist woodland and riverbanks
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Europe & Middle East (J)
Flowering months: April, May
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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