Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3674

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in rich deciduous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Plant acaulescent

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon/ Brownish-purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3-lobed campanulate calyx
Petals absent, usually
12 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asarum acuminatum   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asarum canadense   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-02-001?:
Asarum canadense   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asarum acuminatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Asarum canadense var. acuminatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Ginger