Wild ginger can be planted as a groundcover in any shady, moist corner of your yard. It grows easily, and the rhizomes can be used to make tea and other treats. You can also find it growing wild in deep woods and gather it.
Identify Before You Eat
• A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
• Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide (Sterling Publishing, 1990)
• The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America (Keats Publishing, 1998)
• Wild Foods Cookook and Field Guide (Workman Press, 1985)
Jim Long's Retail Picks:
• Native Plants of the Northwest
2158 Bower Ct S.E.
Salem, OR 97317-9216
• Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
9814 Pleasant Hill Road
Jefferson City, MO 65109-9409
Contributing Editor Jim Long writes and gardens at his farm, Long Creek Herbs, in the Ozark Mountains.
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