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Wild Ginger
Asarum canadense

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

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Asarum canadense
Asarum canadense

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.