Taxon  Report   733    
Asarum caudatum  Lindl.
Creeping wild ginger,  Longtail wild ginger
Asarum caudatum
© 2018 Saskia Raether
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Asarum caudatum
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
Asarum caudatum
© Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
Asarum caudatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Asarum caudatum
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
Genus: Asarum
Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Asarum caudatum var. caudatum
More information about  Asarum caudatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).