Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Ginger flower



Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense, is an odd plant. Its flowers appear at ground level, beneath the foliage.

6 comments:

Neza said...

Weird...Who pollinates it, I wonder?

Greengirl said...

I love ginger. The flowers are so unusual. Is yours a native?

peter hoh said...

I don't know if this is a true native or not. That is, the plant is native to these parts, but I don't know about the seed source.

Most likely, I purchased this at the U of M Horticulture student sale a few years back.

Wicked Gardener said...

I've never seen a ginger like that, but it proves my theory - they are all cool!

peter hoh said...

Wicked, I saw a photo of your ginger plant on your blog. They look like two completely different species. Do you know the Latin name for yours?

EAL said...

ooh, that is weird. I want one of those!