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5 wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
Hi you are buying 5 wild ginger rhizoms or root system,Wild ginger is a member of the birthwort family (Aristolochiaceae). Deep green, hirsute, heart shaped leaves with distinctive, prominent venation, and unique purplish-brown colored flowers, with three long, radiating calyx segments, distinguish the species. Flowers are produced beneath leaves in spring-summer (April - July), and are often hidden from view. The first indication that you may have that wild ginger is near is the pungent, sweet ginger fragrance released as make your way through the forest, unknowingly treading on the leaves of this plant. Wild ginger has slender, elongate, shallow rhizomes, and often reproduces rhizomatously, although it also reproduces sexually through the production of seeds. Seeds include a fleshy appendage rich with oils . Wild ginger is thought to have antibiotic properties, and Native Americans used this plant to treat headaches, intestinal pain, knee pain, arthritis, indigestion, tuberculosis, colic and as a general tonic.
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