When my mother gave me this she told me the name was Wild Ginger.Thought that was the name until I went to the Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, April 2008. Wild Ginger is a totally different plant, but the Little Brown Jug is sometimes called Wild Ginger (like my mother did), according to the Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers book. You can see why it is called Little Brown Jug. This first photo of the brown jugs was taken April 4, 2009.
The jugs are under these pretty green leaves.