Pronunciation key

( asə-rəm )



[< L., hazelwort, wild spikenard; Gr. asaron].

Any of the plants in the genus with kidney shaped leaves and brownish flowers. Wild ginger.

Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom Plantae – Vegetal, plants
Subkingdom Viridaeplantae – green plants
Infrakingdom Streptophyta – land plants
Division Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes
Subdivision Spermatophytina – spermatophytes, seed plants
Infradivision Angiospermae – flowering plants, angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida
Superorder Magnolianae
Order Piperales
Family Aristolochiaceae – birthworts
Genus Asarum L. – wildginger
Direct Children:
Species Asarum canadense L. – Canadian wild ginger, Canadian wildginger
Species Asarum caudatum Lindl. – British Columbia wildginger
Species Asarum hartwegii S. Watson – Hartweg's wildginger
Species Asarum lemmonii S. Watson – Lemmon's wildginger
Species Asarum marmoratum Piper – marbled wildginger
Species Asarum wagneri K.L. Lu & Mesler – longtail wildginger


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Asarum L. Taxonomic Serial No.: 18351
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