Spring Wildflowers

Wild ginger, or Canadian wildginger (Asarum canadense)

Member of the Birthwort (Aristolochiaceae) family.  Found in , rich woods, grows 6 to 12 inches, March - July, blooms April - May.   Flowers are single cup-shaped with 3 red-brown calyx lobes at ground level in the crotch between 2 leafstalks. Flowers are sometimes hidden by the leaves.  The leaves are large, heart-shaped, with hairy stalks. It spreads via the roots and sometimes grows in dense colonies.

To learn more about Wild ginger, visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database
wild ginger