Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2952

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in bogs, acid hammocks, 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 urceolate-campanulate calyx tube
Petals absent
12 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. harperi   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hexastylis shuttleworthii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Harper's Heartleaf


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JK Marlow    jkm150509_974

May    Dawson County    GA

Dawson Forest WMA

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JK Marlow    jkm150509_997

May    Dawson County    GA

Dawson Forest WMA

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Mike Strickland    mst050906a_hshuttleharp

May        

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Mike Strickland    mst050906b_hshuttleharp

May        

Calyx tube broadly urceolate-campanulate or rhombic-ovate/broadest near middle, per Weakley's Flora.

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Mike Strickland    mst080305_hshuttleharp

August        

Leaves rounded, with cordate base, all portions of their sides convex, per Weakley's Flora.

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Mike Strickland    mst110205_hshuttleharp

November        

If the leaves are mottled, the paler areas are along the veins, per Weakley's Flora.