- Scientific Name: Asarum splendens (F.Maek.) C.Y.Chen & C.S.Yang
- Ref: H. S. Kiu & Y. R. Ling, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 24: 180. 1988.
- English Common Name: Chinese wild ginger, showy Sichuan ginger
- Chinese Common Name: 花脸细辛 huāliǎn xìxīn, 青城细辛 Qīngchéng xìxīn
- Family: Aristolochiaceae
- Genus: Asarum
- Distribution: Thickets, grasslands, moist mountain slopes; 800-1300 m. Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, NE Yunnan.
Herbs. Rhizomes horizontal, 2-3 mm in diam., internodes ca. 1.5 cm. Leaves solitary; petiole 8-16 cm, glabrous; leaf blade adaxially often with white blotches, ovate-cordate or nearly hastate, 6-10 × 5-9 cm, abaxial surface glabrous, adaxial surface sparsely pubescent along midvein, base auriculate to subcordate, lateral lobes 2-3.5 × 2-3.5 cm, apex acute; cataphylls oblong, ca. 2 × 1.5 cm. Peduncle recurved, ca. 1 cm. Calyx purplish green, campanulate, 2-3 × 2.5-3 cm; sepals connate beyond attachment to ovary, abaxially glabrous; tube broadly cupular to subglobose, ca. 1.4 × 2 cm, slightly constricted at throat, adaxially tessellate, orifice ring narrow, inconspicuous; lobes broadly ovate, ca. 2 × 2.5 cm, base with semicircular corrugate-papillate area. Stamens 12; filaments much shorter than anthers; connectives slightly extended beyond anthers, rounded. Ovary superior. Styles free, apex 2-forked or -notched; stigmas lateral. Fl. Apr-May. (Flora of China)