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Asarum caudatum, Wild Ginger, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
Asarum caudatum, Wild Ginger, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland

Wild Ginger

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Asarum caudatum

  • Size at maturity: 6" tall, 3' wide
  • Canopy layer: groundcover
  • Light requirements: full shade, part-sun/part-shade
  • Moisture requirements: moist soil
  • Special features: evergreen, edible, medicinal, wildlife favorite

Groundcover with unique maroon flowers hidden under heart-shaped glossy leaves in spring; it has edible roots. (EMSWCD, 2019)

Photo Credit 1: Tara Lemezis

Photo Credit 2: Eileen Stark