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Abundance: plentiful and often invasive
What is edible: bulbs, young stems/leaves
How to eat: raw or cooked as seasoning
Where is it found: open, sunny areas
When can it be found: all year, common in cool weather.
Nutritional Values: Vitamin C plus small amounts of other vitamins, minerals, some carbohydrates.
Other Uses: juice acts as a weak insect repellent (see also medicinal section below)
Dangers: There is a minimally toxic mimic of wild onion, which is called Crow's Poison (Nothoscordum bivalve). This plant look almost identical to a small wild onion but it lacks the onion/garlic smell when. Crushed Crow's Poison smell like grass whereas the wild onion smells like onion. The toxins in Crow's Poison are very weak, you would have to eat a pound of the plant just to get a bad stomach.
2) Backwoods Breakfast: Dried Eggs, Dried Bacon, Dried Milk, Dried Cheese, Wild onions and/or Ramps to taste. Best with Hot Sauce if you have it :)