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Taxon: Asarum canadense L.

 
Genus: Asarum
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Subfamily: Asaroideae
Nomen number: 402526
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:442. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • American wild ginger  (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2) - English
  • Canada snakeroot  (Source: Herbs Commerce) - English
  • wild ginger  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • wild ginger  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • asaret du Canada  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • gingembre sauvage  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • serpentaire du Canada  (Source: HerbSpices) - French
  • asaret du Canada  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)
  • kanadische Haselwurz  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • kanadische Schlangenwurzel  (Source: HerbSpices) - German
  • asaro  (Source: HerbSpices) - Italian
  • asaro  (Source: HerbSpices) - Spanish
  • serpentaria  (Source: HerbSpices) - Spanish
  • kanadensisk hasselört  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Ontario, New Brunswick]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Manitoba (s.e.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska (e.), North Dakota (e.), Oklahoma (n.e.), South Dakota (e.), Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • United States


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. American Herbal Products Association. 1992. Herbs of commerce
  3. Britton, N. L. & A. Brown. 1952. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3.
  4. Browne, E. T. & R. Athey. 1992. Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist
  5. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  6. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 68-69.
  7. Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz. 1981. Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist.
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  9. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  10. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  11. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  13. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  14. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  17. Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley. 1991. Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  19. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  20. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  21. Smith, E. B. 1978. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas
  22. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  23. Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2.
  24. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
  25. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  26. Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania.
  27. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Aristolochiaceae&GenusID=Asarum&SpeciesID=canadense target='_blank'

Check other web resources for Asarum canadense L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?402526. Accessed 22 September 2019.