Asarum canadense L.  
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Canadian wild-ginger, wild-ginger
[Asarum acuminatum (Ashe) E.P.Bicknell, Asarum canadense var. acuminatum L., Asarum canadense var. acuminatum f. prattii L., Asarum canadense var. ambiguum L., Asarum canadense var. canadense L., Asarum canadense var. reflexum L., Asarum reflexum E.P.Bicknell, Asarum reflexum var. ambiguum E.P.Bicknell, Asarum rubrocinctum Peattie]
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Paul Drobot  
Etymology: Asarum: Greek, ancient name of European species
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb, very hairy, often in colonies
Leaves: usually 2 hairy leaves with heart- to kidney-shaped bases on a stout stalk; ginger taste
Flowers: red to brown with whitish center, 3-parted, 3/4"-2" wide; the 3 long, narrow sepal lobes spreading backward; solitary, lying close to the ground and sometimes hidden by the leaves; blooms April-May
Habitat: partial sun, shade; woods; in rich soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Derek Anderson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Merel R. Black  
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