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Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Wild Ginger
Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger
Wild Ginger

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 

Features

Hairy, heart-shaped leaves. The red-brown flowers are held low to the ground and are hidden by the leaves.

Culture

Partial to full shade; moist, well drained soils.

Notes

Wild Ginger is found in woods.