Asarum canadense
Wild Ginger, Canada snakeroot

Family: Birthwort (Aristolochiaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 6-12" (15-30 cm)

Flower Color: Red-brown to green-brown

Flower Size: 1 1/2" wide (3.8 cm)

Bloom Season: April-May

Fruit: N/A

Conditions: Rich woods or rich soil; Moist woods and limestone ledges

Sunlight: Shade

Moisture: Wet location

The root has a strong ginger-like odor. Wild Ginger may be used as a shady woodland groundcover.

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