Asarum canadense


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Common Name: Wild Ginger

Plant Type: Herbaceous

Habitat: Woodland

Light Requirements: shade

Soil Moisture: mesic

Soil Type: Loam

Height: 6 - 8 in

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Colour: brown

Seed Ripens: early summer

Germination Requirements: Seed is hydrophilic, intolerant of dry storage. Seed needs a period of warm, moist stratification and will germinate after being shifted back to warm, for example 70° - 40° - 70°F. Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.

Details/Comments: Large heart-shaped leaves. Good ground cover for shade. Rich woods. Droops under dry conditions.

Picture Copyright: John Oyston