A low-growing woodland with heart-shaped leaves.
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Bloom Color: Dark red
Bloom Season: April – May
Suggested Uses: Wild Ginger makes a lovely ground cover for any woodland garden! Grows well under evergreens. The interesting singular bell-shaped flowers are nestled underneath the foliage. Foliage has a gingery fragrance when crushed!
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Native throughout Minnesota woodlands.
Pollinators: Flowers are close to the ground and are pollinated by several ground-dwelling insects.
Flowers: The 1 1/2″ flowers have no petals, but have 3 pointed sepals that form a cup-like tube. There are 12 stamens, 6 styles and an inferior ovary. Flowers are very interesting to look at, but are often shaded by the foliage and inconspicuous!
Leaves: There are usually 2 big leaves per plant. They are roughly heart-shaped and hairy.
Other Names: Snakeroot
More information: USDA plant profile