This plant is also
Birthwort Family (Aristolochiaceae)
From pair of waxy, evergreen leaves
stems the flower which is a mottled red-brown to
maroon fleshy, wide-lobed calyx. The flower is
cup-shaped and about 1 1/2" wide.
May to July
Deep, rich woods.
Names and characteristics make this
easily confused with Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
of the same family, which is distinguished by
having hairy leaves and not evergreen. Also may be
confused with the more prolific Galax that is not
in flower, but Galax has
round teeth along its leaf edges, unlike Heartleaf
Ginger which has a smooth margin.