Ramps, scientific name Allium tricoccum, are a member of the lily family which includes onions, garlic, leeks, and other wild edibles. They can be found in a large area of North America roughly from New Brunswick west to Minnesota and south to North Carolina and Tennessee. They’re especially common in the Appalachian mountains.
Spring is just around the corner which means flowers will soon be blooming! The Rhododendron is West Virginia’s state flower. In forests across the state, it blooms with light whitish-pink flowers in late June and early July. The Rhododendron was chosen by school children as the West Virginia state flower in 1903.