"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."                    -Confucious

 Stefan Bloodworth, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower centerAsaram canadense is a lot of fun, but it doesn't particularly like the sun.

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!

 Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS DatabaseAsarum canadense (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. Asarum 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.