Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Asarum canadense L. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Mark Mittelstadt

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Aristolochiaceae
Asarum canadense L.
Canadian wild-ginger, wild-ginger
Asarum: Greek, ancient name of European species
canadense: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb, very hairy, often in colonies
Flower: 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
Leaf:usually 2 hairy leaves with heart- to kidney-shaped bases on a stout stalk; ginger taste
Habitat: partial sun, shade; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Asarum acuminatum (Ashe) E.P.Bicknell
Asarum canadense L. var. acuminatum Ashe
Asarum canadense L. var. acuminatum Ashe f. prattii Fassett
Asarum canadense L. var. ambiguum (E.P.Bicknell) Farw.
Asarum canadense L. var. canadense
Asarum canadense L. var. reflexum (E.P.Bicknell) B.L.Rob.
Asarum reflexum E.P.Bicknell
Asarum reflexum E.P.Bicknell var. ambiguum E.P.Bicknell
Asarum rubrocinctum Peattie

         
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