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European wild ginger for sale

European wild ginger for sale

European wild ginger for sale

European wild ginger is a low-growing plant. It produces a grass-like foliage and draw your attention because of its yellow, orange or red flowers. These flowers are distinctly hexagonal and may be one of the reasons it has a leonine appearance. Once it flowers the plant will die. It is easy to grow in partial sun but needs little supplemental care. Its flowers provide pollen for bees and butterflies to pollinate.

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It is most commonly known as Canada Wild Ginger, Snakeroot, False Crowfoot, Broad-leaved Asarabacca, and Asarum Candenese. This plant belongs to the Birthwort family (Aristolochiaceae), containing 60 to 70 species of woodland perennials in the genus Asarum. Among these numerous species, Canadian Wild Ginger (Asarum Candanese) and European Wild Ginger (Asarum. europaeum) are readily available species. This plant is also native to central and eastern North America. You may often find them on rich, wooded bottomland and upland slopes, banks and terraces of streams and rivers, in moist valleys and ravines, and at the bases of bluffs.

Roots and leaves of the wild gingers have a scent somewhat like that of culinary ginger (Zingiber), but they are not used as seasoning. Low, creeping plants bearing roundish or heart-shaped leaves, they make very attractive woodland ground covers. Their flowers are curious rather than showy, almost hidden among the leaves; they are small (usually less than 2 inches wide) and oddly shaped, with three spreading, leathery lobes that may be brownish, purplish, or greenish. Of the many species that exist, only a few are available to gardeners. Asiatic species with fancy variegated leaves, now grown as connoisseurs' plants in Japan, may eventually make their way here. Deer resistant. (Source: www.southernliving.com)

 

 

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