Mystery plant 050

This short woodland plant is found throughout central and eastern portions of North America.  When you can identify it, leave a comment below with its common and scientific names — as well as a note about any personal connection you may have with the plant.




Stems and flower bud


Plant with flower




Plant in late summer


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

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9 Responses to Mystery plant 050

  1. Val says:

    Asarum canadense – Wild Ginger! A spring plant to search for in rich bottomlands and great for early pollinators.

  2. Sandy King says:

    It’s wild ginger 🙂

  3. Sandy King says:

    Cat’s Foot, Colic Root, Coltsfoot, Heart-Leaf, Indian Ginger, Snakeroot are some common names.. I grows near where I live~ no other experiences with it yet

  4. Marc Perroquet says:

    Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)

  5. Mike Krebill says:

    Agree with Val, although the stolons can be harvested in other seasons.

  6. Lorelei Connors says:

    Wild Ginger : )

  7. Nick Seaton says:

    Wild ginger
    Aristolochiaceae Asarum canadense

  8. Angelyn says:

    Yes, this is Wild ginger (Asarum canadense). The heart-shaped leaf with its deep indentation is one identifying characteristic. The other prominent identifier is the low-growing small flower which can be seen by pulling the leaves gently to the side.

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