"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -Confucious
You’ll often find it in very rich soil, and growing it doesn't have to be a turmoil.
Its life begins as a tiny seed, if you find it in your garden don't mistake it as a weed.
Canadian wild ginger is the most common name, and as you may guess it is far from tame
It is native to North America, mostly in the east, dig up the roots to use as flavor for your feast.
I hope this poem makes you want to learn more, and I assure you this ginger is not a bore.
There are multiple links, please enjoy every one, because Asarum canadense is a lot of fun!
(as-AIR-um, ka-na-DEN-see) is most commonly known as Canadian wild ginger,
but you may also
hear it called Canada snakeroot, Indian ginger, or coltsfoot.
comes from the Greek name asaron, meaning hazelwort, which is the common species of wild ginger in
Europe. Canadense is the Latinized form of Canada, which is
where this plant species was first found. The quote above fits
this plant species perfectly because this beautiful flower hides
underneath the large leaves, making it nearly invisible to human
eyes. This poem I wrote gives a sneak peak into some of the
interesting facts of Canadian wild ginger, and I hope it sparked
an interest in you to learn more about Asarum canadense
from this webpage.
Keep learning and find out more about the classification of Canadian wild ginger.