Canadian wild-ginger, wild-ginger
[Asarum acuminatum (Ashe) E.P.Bicknell, more...]
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7 Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine: Information and Photos USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"