TITLE

Ginger

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Ginger, a flowering herb native to Southeast Asia; also, the spice or seasoning obtained from it. There are 85 or more species of ginger. Ginger is grown in parts of Africa, the West Indies, China, Japan, India, and southern Florida, as well as in Southeast Asia. Common ginger is a perennial herb, two to four feet (60 to 120 cm) tall, with thick, fleshy roots. The leaves are lance-shaped, 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) long. The greenish-yellow flowers have purple lips.
ACCESSION #
37309447

 

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