Taxon  Report   733 
Asarum caudatum  Lindley
Creeping wild ginger,  Longtail wild ginger
Asarum caudatum
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
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Asarum caudatum
© Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
Asarum caudatum
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
Asarum caudatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Asarum caudatum
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
Genus: Asarum
Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Asarum caudatum var. caudatum
More information about  Asarum caudatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 29, 2017).

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