Birthwort Family

FORM  Vines and herbs.

Genera     7      

Species 400 in our area  11 (Gray);  9 (B&B)43

Distribution  Tropical and Temperate

Flowers solitary or in clustersoften fetid, calyx 3-lobed in leaf axils

#Parts    3 lobed calyx, 6-12 stamens 


Leaves simple, alternate or basal, often large and heart-shaped.

Wild ginger, Heart leaf, Dutchman's Pipe