Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2066

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in upland forests, ultramafic outcrop barrens, calcaareous 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-001?:
Hexastylis arifolia   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum ruthii

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Little Brown Jug