asarabacca


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asarabacca

(ˌæsərəˈbækə)
n
(Plants) a perennial evergreen Eurasian plant, Asarum europaeum, having kidney-shaped leaves and a single brownish flower: family Aristolochiaceae
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Noun1.asarabacca - thick creeping evergreen herb of western Europeasarabacca - thick creeping evergreen herb of western Europe
wild ginger - low-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes
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The birthwort family (Aristolochiaceae) contains more than 400 species, most of them tropical and subtropical, but only has a single species that grows in the southern taiga, asarabacca (Asarum europaeum).
Dispersal by ants, myrmecochory, is a special form of dyszoochory and is very important in many herbaceous plants, such as louseworts (Pedicularis), woodrushes (Luzula), asarabacca (Asarum europaeaum), and Galeobdolon [=Lamiastrum] luteum.