wild ginger

Wild Ginger

SKU: Asarum canadense Categories: , , , Tags: , , , Months Spotted: , , .

Flower Description

Spring wildflower, Native

Ground level, creeping plant 6-12 inches high.

A single dark red-brown to purple or green brown,  1 1/2 inch wide cup shaped flower appears in the crotch of 2 leafstalks.  It has 3 lobes

Leaves are large (3-6 inch) hairy and heart shaped, in pairs which overshadow the flower.

Plants colonize rich woods.

Root has ginger-like odor and can be cooked with sugar as a substitute for ginger.


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