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Asarum caudatum

Wild Ginger

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  • Common Name: Wild Ginger
  • Botanical Name: Asarum caudatum
  • Family: Aristolochiaceae
  • Origin: United States
  • California Native: Yes
  • Plant Type: Perennials
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • CA Plant Climate Zone: 4-6, 14-24
  • Exposure:
    Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Irrigation: Medium Water Needs
  • WUCOLS Rating:
    Based on Your Location
  • Height: <1 foot
  • Width: Spreading
  • Flower Color: n/a
  • Tags: Wild ginger, CA native, shade, moist

About This Plant

Wild Ginger is native to moist, coastal woodlands from Northern California through British Columbia. Its heart-shaped, lush, dark-green grows to 8"-12" tall and spreads by rhizomes. Use Wild Ginger as a ground cover in shady areas and provide moderate moisture.

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