OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Hexastylis sorriei

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum chueyi (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, USA (Sinn, 2015)
Asarum sorriei

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Heartleaf, Streamhead Heartleaf


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image of Hexastylis sorriei, Sandhill Heartleaf, Streamhead Heartleaf

Will Stuart    wil_h_sorriei_434

March    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Calyx tube 8-18mm long, flared; calyx lobes shorter than width of tube orifice, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hexastylis sorriei, Sandhill Heartleaf, Streamhead Heartleaf

Will Stuart    wil_h_sorriei_364

April    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves rounded, solid green or faintly variegated, base cordate, sides convex, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hexastylis sorriei, Sandhill Heartleaf, Streamhead Heartleaf

Will Stuart    wil_h_sorriei_372

April    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Hexastylis sorriei

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum chueyi (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, USA (Sinn, 2015)
Asarum sorriei

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4210

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Uncommon

Habitat: seepage bogs, pocosins, typically in association with Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, Sarracenia rubra, and Sphagnum spp, 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 cylindrical calyx tube
Petals absent
12 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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