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Asarum canadense

Common Wild Ginger

Scientific Name:

Asarum canadense

Genus:

Asarum

Species Epithet:

canadense

Common Name:

Common Wild Ginger

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Brown

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich deciduous forests in circumneutral soils.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

Asarums are decidious and canadense is the only Asarum native to eastern North America

Bloom & Bud

image

Tom Harville

Bloom Close Up

image

Tom Harville

Ginger Patch

Over time it can spread quite a bit so give it room.

image

Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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