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Connecticut Plants
Wild Ginger
Asarum canadense L.

The roots of wild ginger smell similar to the ginger used in cooking, though the plants are not related.

  • Family: birthwort (Aristolochiaceae)
  • Habitat: rich woods
  • Height: 6-12 inches
  • Flower size: 1-1/2 inches across
  • Flower color: dark red-brown
  • Flowering time: April to May
  • Origin: native
Asarum canadense L.
Asarum canadense L.
Asarum canadense L.