In this video we take a look at Wild Ginger and it’s identification features, as well as look at the roots and see how these plants grow and spread into the vast colonies they are known for forming.
Be assured where you find one you will find more.
In early spring you will see this plants small maroon flower if you look in the right spot. The fuzzy heart shaped leaves are large, about palm sized, and have very unique vein structures. The roots are best dug up in the fall, but can be used all year if necessary.
Commonly used in the frontier throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, and up until today as a ginger substitute. The shallowly buried rootstocks are the part that is used and smells and tastes a lot like domesticated ginger. It’s uses as food are many ranging from candies, to seasoning used in anything you would ginger.
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The music in this video is: Black Bird – Primal Drive by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)