At the Flower show, we used tons of "Galic Leaves" as greens in the little Tussie Mussie boquets. There were a lot left over with the roots still on. Naturally I couldn't bear to trash them. They are round like a water lily, but dark green/brownish and leathery. I potted some today hopeing they will multiply. they are about 6-8 inches tall. I just don't know the first thing about them, if they are hardy, like sun or shade, etc. I tried a search but the only likely page I found was on galic oil, and the page wouldn't come up.
do a good search for it and youll come up with quite a few different ones.
on a more serious note, i have something that grows in my yard that is very similar to it, actually the foliage is the same, but the flower is a little different. im finding it to be very invasive (a bird left it) and im having a heckuva time trying to get rid of it. it spreads by these underground tubers that are impossible to get rid of.
please make sure that it wont be invasive in your area.
Evert, I think you are on the right track. The leaves on the pic seem to be not as round with the rough edges as the one I have - but I think it's close enough. Today I potted some of them and also put some in the ground - we'll see if they are hardy here. They may be in the same family as the wild ginger in the woods. Thanks so much.
Oh yeah, Jen that is it!!! I just went by the pronunciation and had not seen the word. It is GALAX. But I'll bet what you have in your yard is what was called mallow weed when I lived in Fl. It did get everywhere in our lawn. Also, it had a much smaller & softer texture leaf. I think this GALAX would probably like a woodsy shaded area better. I just knew somebody with floral experience would know. Thanks again. Oh, btw, if anyone would like to try some of these roots, LMK soon, as I don't want them all and will disperse them to neighbors in a day or 2.