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Ginger Asarum Candenese is most commonly known as Canada Wild Ginger, Snakeroot, False Crowfoot, Broad-leaved Asarabacca, and Asarum Candenese. This plant belongs to the Birthwort family (Aristolochiaceae), containing 60 to 70 species of woodland perennials in the genus Asarum.
This plant is also native to central and eastern North America. You may often find them on rich, wooded bottomland and upland slopes, banks and terraces of streams and rivers, in moist valleys and ravines, and at the bases of bluffs.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant consisting of a single flower that grows at the base of the plant and rests on the ground. You may sometimes overlook them because they are hidden under foliage. The flowers are hairy with three dark red to brown triangular petals like sepals that extend out from their edges.
It has large and deciduous leaves that are heart to kidney-shaped with a soft and hairy texture. Despite its light green leaves, at first, they gradually darken into medium green over several weeks, which makes them more noticeable. It is a native plant that blooms in Early Spring, and its drooping flowers become the reason to attract pollinators, birds, and butterflies.
This plant is vigorous, spreading through creeping rhizomes to form large colonies. They have a tendency to expand at a moderate pace and may reach a height of about 6 to 10 inches and spread out about 12 to 24 inches. It thrives in shady regions because it doesn't require a lot of sunlight. To ensure its well-being, you may place it in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. This plant prefers a rich, moist, slightly acidic soil, rich with humus and well-drained soil. It may withstand drought.
There are many different landscaping designs that you may use to make this plant look as naturalistic as possible. Most gardeners use this plant to cultivate it as a ground cover in shady areas. It is an excellent choice in Woodland gardens, native plant gardens, or naturalized areas. You may also use it for edging. Additionally, they look beautiful when grown in containers, where their blossoms may get seen.
Previously, most people may utilize its roots to make a ginger syrup as a traditional food application for this plant. Native Americans may use it as a medicinal herb that helps treat various illnesses, including digestive problems, cramps, cough and cold, sore throat, headaches, tuberculosis, asthma, and urinary disorders.
This plant is a low-growing perennial herb, a woodland wildflower that can reach heights of 0.5-1 ft. (15-30 cm) and widths of 1-1.5 ft. (30-45 cm).
The plant grows in deep shade in moist pine woods, redwood forests, and the understory of conifer forests, typically in temperate zones or wet environments. The plant grows well on average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in partial to full shade. It also prefers heavily shaded soils.
At the base of the stem, a single tube-shaped flower ranges in color from brownish-green to maroon. The flower is 1-2" long and has three sharp endings located between the leafstalks. It has Two large heart-shaped leaves (3-6" wide). Because of the hairs, the leaves are soft and velvety. Flowers are found at the plant's base, well below the leaves. The flower's color and scent attract pollinators such as gnats and flies. The flower blooms in early spring. The flower's dull red color and the smell look perfect.
These adaptations attract insects to the bowl flower. While there, the flower provides shelter for insects, which collect pollen and pass it on to other plants. It symbiotically increases the chances of reproduction. These plants grow from June to October. The plant's roots are small, creamy white, spindly, and aromatic, with a spicy ginger aroma.
The ability of this wildflower to simulate genuine ginger in almost every way has earned it the common name Wild. Asarum Canadensis is a more mysterious scientific name. Asarum is a Latin word with an unknown origin. Canadensis means "from Canada," leading to another common name for the plant: Canada Ginger.
It is derived from a different plant used in traditional cooking. On the other hand, its common name comes from its innovator and Native American cuisine. The plant's long horizontal seedlings can be boiled down in a rich, sugary sweetness to make Wild Ginger candy.
The roots contain antibacterial agents that are effective against a wide range of bacteria and fungi. Early American and Canadian Indians recognized this trait when using the plant to season and treat food. As a result, it was used as a seasoning to make food safe to eat, usually freshly killed or spoiled meat.
Native American tribes have used wild ginger for a variety of purposes and was used as a contraceptive when injected into tea. The plant was widely used as a flavoring agent to soothe upset stomachs. It is used to treat intestinal problems, stomach aches and headaches, and digestive issues.
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Posted by Willow grace on Dec 29, 2020
When I mow near them they put off an amazing smell I absolutely love them.
Posted by April Whitehead on Aug 27, 2019
Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my vines where great
Posted by Farrah Parker on Aug 26, 2019
This look great out in my rock garden.
Posted by Jenny Thomas on Aug 21, 2019
This looks great around the edge of my rock garden. Looks so neat. I've had a lot of compliments on them.
Posted by Tommie Hancock on Aug 15, 2019
I love the way this vine just takes over and is beautiful.
Posted by Jerri Morrison on Aug 15, 2019
The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!
Posted by Giovanna on Mar 31, 2017
Grows very thick, I will have to thin it out before too long
Posted by Sam Moore on Mar 30, 2017
It has such a pleasant aroma to it, I love it
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.