[The Birthwort Family in the Cascade Mts.]

Green-flowered Wild Ginger

Asarum wagneri

formerly Asarum caudatum var. viridiflorum

Flower of Asarum wagneri

This photo shows a close-up of the distinctive flower of green-flowered wild ginger as seen along Trail #3385 near Moon Point in the Willamette N.F.......................July 12, 2008.

Leaves of Asarum wagneri

This photo shows a close-up of the large, heart-shaped leaves of green-flowered wild ginger as seen along Trail #3385 near Moon Point in the Willamette N.F.......................July 12, 2008.

Asarum wagneri

The photo above shows the flower and leaves of green-flowered wild ginger as seen along Trail #3385 near Moon Point in the Willamette N.F.......................July 12, 2008. The flowers generally lie against the ground and are often hidden by the higher, larger leaves. The flowers are pollinated by ground insects.

Flower of Asarum wagneri

This photo shows a close-up sideview of the flower of green-flowered wild ginger as seen along Trail #3385 near Moon Point in the Willamette N.F.......................July 12, 2008.

Flower of Asarum wagneri

This photo shows another close-up of the flower of green-flowered wild ginger as seen along Trail #3385 near Moon Point in the Willamette N.F.......................July 12, 2008.

Leaves of Asarum wagneri

Green-flowered wild ginger as seen along Trail #3385 near Moon Point in the Willamette N.F.......................July 12, 2008.

Paul Slichter