Asarum is a genus of several dozen species, part of birthwort  family Aristolochiaceae.

Native to temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, with some species native East Asia (🇨🇳 China, 🇯🇵 Japan, and 🇻🇳 Vietnam), some to North America, and one species to 🇪🇺 Europe.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Used as host by caterpillars of 1 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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