- Common Name(s):
- Wild Ginger, Canadian wild ginger
- Groundcover, Wildflowers
Spreads by rhizomes; poor drought tolerance; root has ginger-like flavor; spreads by creeping underground stems
- Late spring
- 6-12 in.
- 3 to 8
- Pair of heart-shaped, leathery, dull gray-green, very veined leaves; 3- to 6-in. long; covered with fine hairs
- Solitary, bell-shaped flower, often hidden among the fallen leaves; three spreading or recurved, pointed, brownish-purple lobes, flowers in mid-spring; fleshy fruit
- Light to moderate shade; humus, rich, moist soil; rich moist woods; often rocky sites
- 4-6 in.
- Low mat
- Growth Rate:
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 244