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bitter ginger
Zingiber zerumbet
Zingiber zerumbet
bitter ginger ginger
Zingiber zerumbet Zingiberaceae
common names
  bitter ginger
  shampoo ginger
   pinecone ginger
accepted scientific name
  Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Sm.
rules for finding collection records
  Zingiber zerumbet (111)
family name
  • Zingiberaceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals, Two petals, Irregularly shaped flowers
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 3.0 to 4.5 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of May thru 1st week of January
Polynesian Introduction. Native to tropical Asia.

How Likely at this Location (22%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (81%)
where plant found
mag select
grid lines base


Accepted Scientific Name

Zingiber zerumbet   (L.) Sm.   (TSN: 42403, Index: 463)

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