Here in Alabama , we have wild onions that come up all over in the yards in the winter and spring. We don't have those out in Idaho, so when we first moved here, I just thought that I had chives growing in the lawn for some reason. Then, I discovered that it was not just my lawn; but pretty much everyone's lawns have the wild onions. They can actually be picked and used just like you would use a chive; but they do get tougher as they get taller; so they are best when harvested smaller. The tiny bulbs can also be used; but they are a lot of work digging them out of the ground for no more than you get; so I just usually cut off the tops , scissor them into thin bits, and use then in soups or other dishes where they can add flavor. The ramps are pretty cool, too. They look more like a very large green onion, or a small leek. We had them growing around the trailer when we lived in the country, and at first, I thought they were some kind of a daffodil or lily. Once I smelled them; I could really smell the onion/garlic odor, and i asked the landlord what they were. He told me that they were some kind of a wild leek, and were edible. They die down in the heat of summer; but all winter and into the spring, I cut the tops and used them in soups and stews, and anything else that you can put onions in. The ramps have a pretty blossom, it looks like a big round globe, and is kind of a lavendar pearl color. I brought some with me, and planted them, but we are not eating any yet; just letting them get established here first. Probably by this winter there will be enough that i can use the tops of some of them.