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Asarum caudatum Lindl.
British Columbia wildginger

General Information
Symbol: ASCA2
Group: Dicot
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. March 24, 2004. Usage Requirements.

©Susan McDougall. Trees Live Here. United States, WA, Mount Adams. July 1, 2005. Usage Requirements.

©Lindsey Koepke. United States, WA, Lewis Co., Mount Rainier National Park, East Side Trail. June 24, 2005. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ASCAC2 Asarum caudatum Lindl. var. caudatum British Columbia wildginger


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Aristolochiales
Family Aristolochiaceae – Birthwort family
Genus Asarum L. – wildginger
Species Asarum caudatum Lindl. – British Columbia wildginger

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover