The Rampion (or Ramps as it's better known) was extensively cultivated in English kitchen gardens, and is still grown widely in France, Germany and Italy. The roots are used young like parsnips and eaten hot with a dressing of a sauce. Enjoyed for their sweetish and slightly pungent flavors, they are also eaten raw when young with vinegar and pepper, or in salads.
Ramps are a relative of the turnip, and have a similar root. The biennial plant is usually grown as an annual vegetable for its leaves and roots. The stem grows 2-3' tall with 1-3" long narrow small toothed leaves. Reddish purple, blue or white flowers appear in July to August and are 3/4" long.
Biennial, grown as annual
Approx 50 seeds per pack