High Virginia Outdoors covers outdoor recreation,nature,travel,photography and tourism in the central Appalachain region of West Virginia and Virginia.Outdoors in Appalachia-From a Different Perspective.
The Ramp is the king of spring, in the Appalachian Highlands. This member of the Allium family can be smelled from numerous towns and campsites. But, have you ever seen the seed; from which the tasty leek is born? This is the seed head of the Ramp (Allium tricoccum). This photo was taken in September. The seeds will fall to the ground and sprout from the leaf litter of the forest floor and bring on a new generation of the pungent leek.