TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Asarum canadenseL.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted accepted accepted
Canadian Wildginger

Aristolochiaceae

Recent treatments (Whittemore et al. 1997) do not recognize the varieties of A. canadense, as did Wiegand and Eames in 1926.
CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Rich moist humus in upland woods, mostly overlaying calcareous gravels and rich loams ; scarce. Apr.-May. N. of Lick Brook ; Taughannock Gorge ; and probably elsewhere. N. B. to Man., southw. to N. C, Mo., and Kans. ; occurring only occasionally on the Coastal Plain.
var. acuminatum Ashe. In situations similar to the preceding ; apparently much more common. Enfield Glen; n. of Lick Brook; Six Mile Creek; Fall Creek; Taughannock Gorge ; ravine near Elm Beach, Romulus ; s. of Willets ; Merrifield ; and elsewhere. Conn, and N. Y. to Minn, and Ky. ; common westw. In this flora this variety is scarcely more than an extreme of the typical form.
var. reflexum (Bickn.) Robins. Alluvial woodlands ; rare. Howland Island, 1919 (A. H. Wright) ; alluvial wooded bank of Clyde River, Galen, 1923 (L. F. Randolph, A. J. E., & K. M. W.). Conn, and s. N. Y. to Mich, and Iowa, southw. to Mo. and Kans.



BH SPECIMENS FOR Asarum canadense (this list may be incomplete)
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek, north slope, 26 Apr 1935, Clausen & Hunt 19129 (BH 12366);
 Town of Ithaca, south of Ithaca, Cornell University's Howard Edward Babcock Preserve, south of Lick Brook Gorge, north of the pipeline, and west to the Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks in the Cayuga Inlet Valley, steep slope and open bottomland, large clump on steep bank at base of hill, 29 Sep 2005, Dirig & Cope 7704 (BH 12262);
 Town of Danby, Michigan Hollow, swamp, 30 May 1919, Wiegand & Randolph (BH 109154);

SPECIMENS OF Asarum canadense var. acuminatum
 Ithaca, Larch Meadow, 6 May 1936, Hunt (BH 78821);

SPECIMENS OF Asarum canadense var.
 Ithaca, 11 May 1876, anonymous (BH 13109);
 Groton, southwest corner of town, wooded slope, swamp, 30 May 1937, Allen 19698 (BH 13095);
 Buttermilk Ravine, 8 May 1937, Allen 19697 (BH 13093);
 Ithaca, 5 May 1889, Bailey (BH 13132);
 Ithaca, 7 May 1918, Bailey (BH 13124);
 Ithaca, south side of Six Mile Creek ravine, moist woods, 2 May 1932, Clausen 472 (BH 13096);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek Ravine, south side, 30 Apr 1934, Clausen 1119 (BH 13098);
 Ithaca, north side of Fall Creek below Varna, woodland, 8 May 1935, Clausen 1605 (BH 13097);
 Ithaca, north side of Fall Creek below Varna, woodland, 8 May 1935, Clausen 19130 (BH 13099);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, 7 May 1882, DeForest (BH 13106);
 Ithaca, Forest Home, on the north bank of Fall Creek, plants forming a small colony under a thicket of shrubs, 19 Jun 1952, Dress 2325 (BH 13110);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, 12 May 1870, Dudley (BH 13102);
 Ithaca, May 1875, Dudley (BH 13105);
 Danby, West Danby Depot, along Inlet Stream, alluvial thicket, 1 May 1918, Eames 9827 (BH 13119);
 Enfield, Enfield Ravine, rich woods at foot of falls, 12 May 1918, Eames 9626 (BH 13126);
 Enfield, Enfield Ravine, below falls, rich slope, 12 May 1918, Eames 9628 (BH 13129);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek, west side, rich wooded slope, 13 Jun 1917, Eames 8017 (BH 13130);
 Ithaca, Enfield Ravine, below foot of gorge, alluvial woods, 24 Jun 1917, Eames 8020 (BH 13117);
 Caroline, Six Mile Creek, north side of creek, roadside bank, 27 Jun 1915, Eames & McDaniels 3976 (BH 13131);
 without locality, ca 1987, Johnson (BH 13101);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, 7 May 1870, Jordan (BH 13104);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, 13 May 1881, Kilborne (BH 13116);
 3 miles east of Ithaca, Six Mile Creek Valley, beech-maple forest, in rich humus, calyx chocolate-red within, 17 Sep 1947, Lawrence 738 (BH 13108);
 Cornell Preserve, 5 miles southwest of Cortland, rich moist woods, perennial, rootstock creeping on surface of ground, perianth brown-purple, 2 May 1948, Lawrence 157 (BH 13122);
 2.5 miles southwest of White Church, Wilseyville Creek, birch-maple woods adjoining creek, plant stoloniferous, creeping, sepals brownish-red, 23 May 1947, Lawrence 1126 (BH 13125);
 Dryden, Freeville, George Junior Republic, northwest of athletic field, woods, 12 May 1940, Loman (BH 9929);
 Dryden, Freeville, George Junior Republic, north of East West Road, north of inn, 28 Apr 1946, Loman (BH 9931);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek, 10 May 1884, Moore (BH 13113);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek, 11 May 1886, Moore (BH 13112);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Gorge, rich woods, near springy places, 17 May 1920, Muenscher & Bechtel 386 (BH 13123);
 Enfield, Enfield Ravine, south of falls, 3 May 1919, Randolph (BH 13100);
 Groton, south of S.C. Gooding's woods, 8 May 1891, Rhodes (BH 13094);
 Ulysses, Taughannock Ravine, 3 May 1914, Rodman 2217 (BH 13121);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek, 10 May 1892, Rowlee (BH 13103);
 Ulysses, Taughannock Ravine, near falls, in moist woods, May 1917, Smiley & Muenscher 8018 (BH 13115);
 Ulysses, Taughannock Ravine, 16 May 1914, Thomas 2218 (BH 13128);
 Groton, 1/2 mile northwest of McLean, deciduous forest, 21 May 1972, Wesley FRW1393 (BH 13111);
 Ithaca, east side of Inlet Valley, betweeen Buttermilk Ravine and Lick Brook, rich open woods, 3 May 1914, Wiegand 2216 (BH 13114);
 Ithaca, east side of Inlet Valley, betweeen Buttermilk Ravine and Lick Brook, rich open woods, 3 May 1914, Wiegand 2216 (BH 13120);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, north side, near power plant, 6 May 1914, Wiegand 2219 (BH 13127);

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