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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Hexastylis ruthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations in North American Asarum (Aristolochiaceae) (Barringer, 1993)
Asarum arifolium var. ruthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH A review of the taxonomy and biogeography of Hexastylis (Aristolochiaceae) (Gaddy, 1987)
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-001?:
Hexastylis arifolia   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Asarum ruthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hexastylis ruthii

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Little Brown Jug


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image of Hexastylis ruthii, Appalachian Little Brown Jug

JK Marlow    jkm060429_139

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Calyx lobes erect, 2-4mm long, 2-4mm wide at base, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Hexastylis ruthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations in North American Asarum (Aristolochiaceae) (Barringer, 1993)
Asarum arifolium var. ruthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH A review of the taxonomy and biogeography of Hexastylis (Aristolochiaceae) (Gaddy, 1987)
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-001?:
Hexastylis arifolia   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Asarum ruthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hexastylis ruthii

 

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2066

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont) (rare in SC), endemic to Southern Appalachians

Habitat: Upland acidic forests, ultramafic outcrop barrens, calcareous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems). Leaves alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale purplish/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
3-merous
3-lobed calyx gradually contracted to a smooth waist just below the calyx lobes
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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