the plant family Zingiberaceae, characterized by tropical, often aromatic herbaceous plants having rhizomes, long sheathing leaves, and clusters of tubular flowers, and including cardamon, ginger, and turmeric.
After the first frost, but before the first freeze, plants in the ginger family can be dug up.
Encyclopedia Article for ginger family
the ginger family of flowering plants, the largest family of the order Zingiberales, containing about 52 genera and more than 1,300 species. These aromatic herbs grow in moist areas of the tropics and subtropics, including some regions that are seasonably dry
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