Nice photo of ramps, or wild leeks in seed. Two solitary leaves (much like lily of the valley) show up early in spring and then rapidly dissolve away, leaving only a single stalk. The ramp bulb is very slow-growing (7 years to maturity, 20 years to any real size) but tastes like garlicky-onion. You can use the leaves in cooking as well. I have a few in my wildflower garden but am careful to only take one leaf per plant. We collect ramps in larger number from a huge forest patch up north.
Ah, so this is what ramps look like when they go to seed! Thank you for the ID, jan579. I’d heard of ramps–specifically, how strongly-flavored they are–but I wouldn’t have expected to see them growing in a suburban garden. At least I got the genus right, as ramps are a kind of allium.
I’m glad you liked this, jo(e). I also took a less-zoomed-in shot, but I liked the “extreme closeup” effect of this one.