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Asarum forbesii 'Mercury'
Forbe's Chinese Wild Ginger

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DERIVATION
Asarum - Hazelwort or wild nard; a plant described by Dioscorides & Pliny, and taken by Linnaeus as the genus name for Asarum
forbesii Asarum forbesii was named for Francis Blackwell Forbes, 1839-1908, American botanist,
expertise in Chinese seed bearing plants, also merchant and opium trader in Asia.

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- Chinodoxa/Scilla forbesii, named for Edward Forbes, Professor of Botany at Edinburgh (1815â"54), UK naturalist, specializing on the Isle of Man


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James Forbes (1773â"1861), gardener and writer at Woburn Abbey,

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Cattela forbesii was named for John Forbes,1799-1823,English botanist who collected in Africa and also, South America

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H. O. forbes, collector in the far East c. 1886 "

FAMILY Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)  Other Plants in the Birthwort Family
RANGE Cultivated
HARDINESS USDA Zone 5A (Coldest zone where hardy)
SUN REQUIREMENTS Partial shade
FAMILY ARISTOLOCHIACEAE  Other Plants in the Birthwort Family
COMMON NAME(S) Forbe's Chinese Wild Ginger
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161778*1 2016 Plantasia

 

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