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Lemmon's Wild Ginger
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Asarum lemmonii

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About Lemmon's Wild Ginger (Asarum lemmonii) Asarum lemmonii is a species of wild ginger which is endemic to California. It is known by the common name Lemmon's wild ginger. It is a spreading plant which forms dense green mats on the ground. The leaves are rich green and heart-shaped. It bears a small cup-shaped flower which is red externally and white inside. The plant grows in moist areas in the High Sierra.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Brown, White, Green, Red

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
wet places

Shade, Part Shade

Elevation ?
3141' - 6760'

Annual Precip. ?
13.1" - 92.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.33" - 1.77"

Coldest Month ?
36.3° F - 52.0° F

Hottest Month ?
58.4° F - 79.3° F

Humidity ?
1.67 vpd - 22.35 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16*, 17*

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Moderate - High
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other Names
Common Names
Lemmon's Wildginger

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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