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Ginger (Wild)

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Asarum canadense
Ginger (Wild)


They are found in thick woods.


They are low lying plants with 2 large, heart-shaped leaves. The flower is a brownish-purple color with 3 pointed edges. It sits at the base of the leaves. They bloom in the spring.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 3 petals
  • Flower Color: Purplish-brown
Leaf Arrangement: 2 leaves from base
  • Plant Type: Wildflower
Leaf Type: Heart-shaped and entire (smooth edge)
Ginger (Wild) Photo

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