About the Wild Ginger
Low growing to about 6 in., it has glossy evergreen leaves The purplish-brown interesting flowers are usually hidden under the leaves. They are thought to be pollinated by flies or gnats. The leaves when crushed have the aroma of lemon-ginger. The roots can be used as a flavoring, fresh or dried. It prefers shade in moist, but not too wet areas. Spreads by rhizomes.