A heart-leaved groundcover that spreads via ginger-flavored rhizomes. Its foliage is lush and iridescent, lending a tropical quality to a thick patch of the herb. Prefers shade and rich moist soil. Sometimes used as a spice, or candied. Alternate food plant for pipevine swallowtail caterpillars.
Height: <1′ Blooms: April – May
Habitat: Moist shade