Spreading evergreen, often in large mats. Brittle, horizontal, root-like rhizome just under soil. Leaves uniformly green, heart-shaped, in pairs with long petioles. Flowers at tip end of rhizomes, dark maroon or rarely green, 3 calyx tips tapering into long tails, inner surface of tube white with 1 red horizontal stripe. Grows in moist places on forest floors from coastline to high elevations. All asarums have the scent of ginger when touched or broken.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: Mat
- Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Crater Lake Np, West Gorge, Siskiyous
- Native: Yes