Belongs to: lily family

Compare with: lily of the valley

Wild garlic Allium ursinum

Also known as: ramsons, wood garlic

Best time to see: mid Apr to late Jun

Key facts

Sometimes carpets large areas of damp woodland with white, emitting a powerful smell of garlic

Shiny bright-green elliptical leaves and white, star-shaped flowers at the end of long triangular stems

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