Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense, Wild Ginger

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Asarum canadense

Flower Description:

Flower appears near the soil in the crotch between two leaf stems. It is typically a reddish brown color.

FamilyPipevine
Season BloomSpring
HabitatWild Ginger likes it shady and is a low, colony-forming perennial. Its large leaves partner well with woodland ferns and sedges in a shade garden. It is a host of the Pipeline swallowtail butterfly.
CyclePerennial
Height4-8"
Leaf DescriptionEach plant has two rounded, heart-shaped, palm-sized leaves, with a velvety appearance.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Shade
LocationWoodland