Asarum canadense (Aristolochiaceae)
Canada Wild Ginger
Canada Wild Ginger is grown mainly for its wonderful foliage -- soft 6" velvety, heart-shaped leaves carpet woodland gardens. The flowers, "little brown jugs", are barely visible in the spring, nestled beneath the leaves. Native Americans used the dried leaves and root of this native ginger medicinally. This drought-tolerant groundcover survives during times of little rainfall. A larval food source for the Pipevine Swallowtail.
Bloom color: brown
Bloom period: spring
Container size: Qt.