Asarum caudatum Wild Ginger

  • Asarum caudatum,  Wild Ginger
  • Plant type
    • GroundcoverPerennial
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Part Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1-3 in., 2-4 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 6 in., 1-2 ft.
 

Low growing to about 6 in., it has glossy evergreen leaves and purple flowers. Prefers part or full shade in damp areas along creeks. The roots can be eaten. Spreads with rhizomes.

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