Ramsons (Wild garlic) (Allium ursinum)

Collins, 276; Readers Digest, 383

This widely distributed plant is given away in spring by it richly smelling of garlic.  It frequents woods and shady byways and banks.  The plant is in flower from April  to June and can be found carpeting the floor of a wood.

 It is not known from where the plant originated.  It has been grown in this country since the 16th Century and is believed to have escaped into the wild.