Foraging for ramsons

Ramsons (Allium ursinum) are right at the top of my list of favourite wild foods and are a beginner level plant in terms of identification.  With that said, there are a couple of plants that you need to be aware of when you’re foraging for ramsons, dog’s mercury (Mercurialis perrensis) and lords & ladies (Arum maculatum).  Both of these plants commonly grow amongst the ramsons and both are toxic so it is worth geting to know them.

Here’s a short video where I talk about these plants and how to avoid picking them when you’re foraging for ramsons.

You can see plenty of photos from our 1 day foraging courses, as well as all of our others, on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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