Asarum L.

Asarum is a genus of ca. 80 species, all native to the northern hemisphere. Several species are cultivated as ornamentals or as medicinal plants although only one (Asarum europaeum) is rather widespread in cultivation.


Brady A. (1989) Asarum. In: Walters S.M. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 416-417.

Jäger E.J., Ebel F., Hanelt P. & Müller G. (eds.) (2008) Rothmaler Band 5. Exkursionsflora von Deutschland. Krautige Zier- und Nutzpflanzen. Springer Verlag, Berlin: 880 p.

Kelly L.M. (2001) Taxonomy of Asarum Section Asarum (Aristolochiaceae). Syst. Bot. 26: 17-53.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith