Chicago Means Stinky Wild Onions

Ramps, Wild Leeks, Spring Onion, Allium tricoccum

The name of Chicago originates from “Checagou” (Chick-Ah-Goo-Ah)means “wild onions” in the Potawatomi language. The area was so named because of the smell of rotting marshland and wild leeks that covered it. (Earthy Delights)

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Photo by John Northrup