Asarum virginicum 


Names and Myths

Asarum From the Greek asaron

virginicum of Virginia

Natural history / Folklore

Leaves have a spicy odor when bruised. Rhizomes were collected for medicinal purposes.15

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March-May. Smooth mottled heart shaped basal leaves, covering  flower cluster, Differs from wild ginger in that leafstalks and leaves are smooth. Woods and rocky slopes.