Asarum caudatum new leaves & flower March 2010
Asarum caudatum old leaves January 2009
Asarum caudatum flower March 2010
Asarum caudatum (Wild Ginger) is a Washington native plant. It is a small, slow-spreading groundcover for a shaded garden. Asarum caudatum grows from British Columbia to central California, including Idaho & western Montana. The leaves stay green through winter, becoming darker & more leathery. In spring shiny, new, bright-green leaves appear with peculiar purple or red-brown flowers. The flowers lie upon the ground, often hidden by the leaves. Asarum caudatum does not need a great deal of water, but don't let it dry out completely in summer.