OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asarum acuminatum   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asarum canadense   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-02-001?:
Asarum canadense   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asarum acuminatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Acuminate Wild Ginger


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image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

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

        

image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

JK Marlow    jkm200321_3266

March    Polk County    NC

Calyx lobes erect to ascending, long-caudate, 15-35mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

JK Marlow    jkm200321_3267

March    Polk County    NC

image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

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.

image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

JK Marlow    jkm210401_9116

April    Polk County    NC

image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

JK Marlow    jkm210401_9119

April    Polk County    NC

image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

David Campbell    mdc_asaraum_acuminatum

April    Polk County    NC

Calyx tube 10-20mm long (vs. that of A. canadense 4-10mm long), per Weakley's Flora (2018).

image of Asarum acuminatum, Acuminate Wild Ginger

David Campbell    mdc_asaraum_acuminatum2

April    Polk County    NC

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asarum canadense   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-02-001?:
Asarum canadense   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asarum acuminatum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3674

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Habitat: 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

 

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