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.

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Leaves

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Stems and flower bud

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Plant with flower

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Flower

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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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