Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
This herbaceous perennial is hairy, especially the petioles and calyx. Canadian wild ginger is an alternate food source for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly (Battus philenor).
Shade Tolerance: Part Shade to Full shade
Soils: Moist, rich soils. pH of 6 to 7 best.
Height: 6" tall
Bloom Time: April-June
Color: Red, Brown
Deer Resistant: Yes
Uses: Groundcover, home garden, food, butterflies
USDA Plant Profile