Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3675

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common in Piedmont (mostly rare elesewhere)

Look for it in rich deciduous forests in circumneutral soils, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Asarum reflexum   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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asarum reflexum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Ginger


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image of Asarum reflexum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asre10_001_lvd

        

image of Asarum reflexum

David Campbell    mdc_a_reflexum

April    Berkeley County    SC

Floodplain

Calyx lobes 5-10(12)mm long, strongly reflexed, often ~ appressed against tube, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Asarum reflexum

David Campbell    mdc_a_reflexum_habitat

May    Laurens County    SC

Floodplain