Over the years my friend Bobbie L-D has generously distributed this form of the wild ginger at the plant exchanges of our local rock garden group. The most obvious difference between this plant and the local wild form is the size of the leaves. And as you can see in the image, it eventually forms a handsome clump.
Bobbie collected this plant in DuPage County, Illinois.
At the last meeting of our rock garden group Bobbie was awarded a much-deserved service award. The question was asked "how many of you have plants from Bobbie's garden in your own garden?" and plenty of hands went up - some of us held up both hands! It was that happy event which prompted me to make this blog entry on one of her plants.