Allium tricoccum

Species:Allium tricoccum Aiton
Common Name:Narrowleaf Ramps; White Ramps
Habitat:Rich calcareous woods.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Leaves appear in early spring and then die back, flowers emerge without leaves later in summer.
Taxonomic Notes:Some specimens in Alabama have been referred to Allium burdickii (Hanes) A.G. Jones. However, Jones (1979) demonstrated that A. burdickii only reaches south to eastern TN and western NC. It is most likely that any specimens from Alabama identified as A. burdickii, are actually A. tricoccum.
Status:Native, S1 (State Rank), G5 (Global Rank)
References:Jones, A.G. 1979. A Study of Wild Leek, and the Recognition of Allium burdickii (Liliaceae). Systematic Botany 4: 29-43.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyAMARYLLIDACEAE - Amaryllis Family family
Genus Allium
Species Allium tricoccum Aiton - Narrowleaf Ramps; White Ramps


Citation Allium tricoccum Aiton, Hort. Kew. 1: 428. 1789.
Basionym: **
Type: CONNECTICUT: New London co.: Blackman Bridge, R.W. Woodward s.n. (neotype: NEBC)--designated by Jones, Syst. Bot. 4: 32 (1979)

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Jackson, Lawrence, Madison

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, TROY, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
AMAL00001113 Madison 15 Jun 1996 Threlkeld, Steven J.
Allium burdickii (Hanes) A.G. Jones
TROY000050729 Lawrence 04 Apr 2020 England, J. Kevin
Allium tricoccum Aiton
ALNHS00001009 Jackson 28 Mar 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
Allium tricoccum Ait.
AMAL00023663 Jackson 22 Mar 2003 Soehren, Eric C.
Allium tricoccum Ait.
UWAL0047868 Lawrence 4 Apr 2020 England, J. Kevin
Allium tricoccum Aiton
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