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