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Asarum canadense (Wild ginger)

Rowan McOnegal

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Shows clump of low growing dark green heart-shaped leaves at ground level. The rhizomes smell strongly of ginger but are not a substitute for the ginger plant originating in South East Asia. Has been used medicinally by North American Indians where it is also known as Canada Snakeroot.

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