Asarum caudatum
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Asarum caudatum

British Columbia wildginger

  family aristolochiaceae 
  genus asarum 

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Genus  Asarum Species  caudatum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  British Columbia wildginger Family  ARISTOLOCHIACEAE Specimen number  S11865 Data source  HtZn p81;Frgnt p278
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2" - 1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves and stolons of Asarum caudatum have a mildly resinous aroma. British Columbia wild ginger can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species does well in fertile soils. Full shade is best for growing this plant. It prefers moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  leaves and stolons are strongly aromatic Fragrance parts  Leaves   Stolons Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Asarum caudatum is a wildflower.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Asarum caudatum is evergreen. Leaves: British Columbia wild ginger has glossy leaves. Flowers: This plant has 1" to 2" flowers.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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