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Date Photo Taken: February 19, 2011
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posted By: annib


I had to clear out the woods behind my house and found these cyclamen-type leaves. There are quite a few all over the woods. There is a small, wet weather only stream nearby. The underbrush is quite shady. I found them in late February and there are still no flowers as of yet.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Looks like wild ginger. Check out this link http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/204927/

    March 20th, 2011 at 11:26 am
  2. Lyle Unregistered says:

    This is wild ginger, (Asarum virginicum I believe.)

    March 20th, 2011 at 12:52 pm
  3. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    You have Little Brown Jugs!(Please…no comments from the peanut gallery.) This is also known as Wild Ginger or Hexastylis. You have to gently brush away some leaf litter to see the flowers, and then you understand how they got this common name. It is said that the flowers are pollinated by a ground beetle, which is why they lay on their side. There are some great photos here: http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/plants/hexastylis.htm

    March 20th, 2011 at 11:14 pm
  4. kim Unregistered says:

    if you break open one of the little brown jugs, there’s a faint smell of ginger.

    April 6th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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