Plant Profile

Asarum canadense: Wild Ginger

Family: Birthwort

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail

Bloom Period: Mar–Apr

Habitat: Rich, moist, deciduous woods, on slopes, alkaline soil

Interesting Facts:

  • Name refers to the slight odor of ginger given off by the roots and crushed stems.
  • Not related to culinary ginger.