Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2950

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to NC-VA Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain

Look for it in upland forests (pine or oak), pocosin ecotones, 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
Pale purplish/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
3-merous
3-lobed urceolate-cylindrical calyx tube
Petals absent
12 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hexastylis lewisii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis lewisii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-007:
Hexastylis lewisii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Hexastylis shuttleworthii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Lewis's Heartleaf


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