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botanical name:
Asarum europeum
Asarum europeum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Asarabacca, Wild Ginger
family:  Aristolochiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.08m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: All Year
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Prostrate, creeping stems carry rounded, kidney-shaped, shiny green leaves. The curious greenish-purple or purple-brown flowers are hidden under the leaves.

cultivation:
Prefers fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil. Part or full shade.

propagation:
By seed or division.

usage:
Ground cover in shade, under shrubs and trees.
The dried roots and leaves are sometimes used as a medicinal herb.

other notes:
Native to Western Europe.
The rhizomes are aromatic, smelling a bit like ginger.
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