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 (without aerial stems). Leaves alternate (may appear opposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


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picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asac7_001_lvd

        

picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm080420_076

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A low plant with 2 heart-shaped leaves and a curious purple-brown flower, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm080420_077

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm080420_080

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Calyx tube 10-20mm long. Calyx lobes erect, long-caudate, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm080420_109

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm150423_484

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Calyx lobes long-caudate, 15-35mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm150423_488

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

False calyx tube cylindric, externally hirsute (often densely), per Flora of North America.

picture of Asarum canadense, image of Asarum acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm160423_460

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park