Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Native to rich, deciduous forests in the eastern half of North America, Wild Ginger is common in much of the Mid-Atlantic Region* although infrequent-to-rare in the Coastal Plain. It naturalizes to create a lush ground cover with velvety, heart-shaped leaves. Historically used as a flavor substitute for culinary ginger, consumption today is ill advised. The Virginia Native Plant Society selected Wild Ginger as Wildflower of the Year for 2010.
Print Version: Asarum canadense, Wild Ginger
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets.