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|Species: Asarum canadense|
The flowers of wild ginger are 1.5" with 3 pointed lobes that are red-brown in color. They are cup-shaped, downy, and ill-scented. The flowers grow at ground level in the fork of a pair of leaves.
The leaves of this plant are heart-shaped, thick, and downy, and they grow on hairy stalks. The plant can grow to a height of 8".
Habitat & Range
Wild ginger grows in the woods in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.
The fleshy roots of this species have a strong, gingery flavor.
The flowers bloom from April to May.
This plant is an herbaceous perennial that can form dense colonies on the forest floor.
Featured image by James Dake.