Ginger is ready for sex

Winter is a a great season for wild gingers, since this is the peak flowering season for many species. The heaviest flowering of all species is the Chinese Asarum ichangense. Native plant enthusiasts know these as Hexastylis, even though DNA studies continue to show that this old genus is nothing more than a North American Asarum. Based on our observations from our large collection, these are pollinated by native sowbugs and pillbugs (roly-polies), which emerge at night or on cloudy/rainy days. Looks like someone has lots of work to do with this many flowers.

Asarum ichangense

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