Wild ginger – Asarum caudatum
Do you like ginger in dishes? Imagine if you were an early settler wanting some of the tropical ginger plant to spice up your meals. You would be over-joyed to learn that the roots of Asarum caudatum or wild ginger could serve as a decent substitute. (Note: some people react adversely to eating the raw leaves). Look for the unusual flowers under the large heart-shaped leaves. The cup-shaped receptacle has three long appendages, much like a mouse tail.