Wild-ginger meaning

Any of various plants of the genus Asarum, especially A. canadense of eastern North America, having heart-shaped leaves, a solitary brownish flower, and an aromatic root.
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Any of a genus (Asarum) of perennial wildflowers of the birthwort family, found in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere; esp., a creeping herb (A. canadense) of E North America with two heart-shaped leaves, small brownish flowers, and an aromatic root used as a ginger substitute.
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Any of the many plants similar to ginger in appearance or aroma.
  • Any of several species of Asarum, especially Asarum caudatum.
  • Any of the Alpinia species, especially Alpinia caerulea.
  • Curcuma australasica.
  • Hedychium gardnerianum.
  • Asiasarum sieboldi.
  • Siphonochilus aethiopicus.
  • Any of the numerous Zingiber species.
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