Wild garlic, also known as Ramsons often appears as a flowering carpet in shady Irish woodlands around April and May. Considered an important food source in early Ireland, it would have been collected along with watercress and wild sorrel to be eaten either raw or cooked in a soup. It was also often used to flavour butter instead of salt. Sally’s illustration perfectly captures the spherical clusters of white star-shaped flowers that can easily be spotted on the forest floor. The long broad leaves are edible, with a pungent smell and strong, garlic flavour, it can be used to make a very good wild garlic pesto.
One of a series of botanical illustrations inspired by Ireland's beautiful native hedgerows by Sally Caulwell. Other prints in the series include; Gorse, Blackthorn, Burnett Rose, Snowdrop & Blackberry. The above information on wild garlic was attained from Niall Mac Coitir's wonderful book Irish Wild Plants.
Dimensions: A4 (210 x 297mm) or A3 (297 x 420mm) print on 340gsm uncoated paper. Print inset with a white border. The A4 print suits this handmade frame by Rocker Lane Workshop perfectly.