Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)
Looking for a lovely native groundcover? Wild ginger has you covered! It will bring broad, heart-shaped leaves with springtime dark purple flowers to your garden. This evergreen perennial prefers moist soils and partial to full shade. Wild ginger spreads through rhizomes, which means it grows through horizontal growing stems. It reaches 6″ tall and spreads to 18″ wide or more, creating a nice green mat of groundcover.
Natalie Quist, 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Projects Coordinator, Community Engagement
Featured Photo Credit: By Walter Siegmund – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0