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6th May 2012: Ramsons, along with garlic, is one of the strongest smelling of the Allium species, and was previously used in a similar way. Ramsons leaves are easily mistaken for lily of the valley, sometimes also those of Colchicum autumnale and Arum maculatum. All three are poisonous and possibly deadly. A good means of positively identifying ramsons is grinding the leaves between one’s fingers, which should produce a garlic-like smell. When the… Read More

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