Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense
Aristolochiaceae or Birthwort Family


Curious low plant.  Two heart-shaped leaves emerging from the gound bear between them a single purple-brown, cup-like flower with 3 long pointed lobes.  The flower generally lies on the ground between the leaves.  Blooms in the spring.

A native woodland plant from a mostly tropical family.  Fairly common on the eastern slope of the Park, but the flower is overlooked.

Unmistakable in flower; nothing else in the Park resembles it.


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