Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4210

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere (endemic to NC-SC Sandhills)

Look for it in 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:
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum species 1

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Heartleaf, Streamhead Heartleaf


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image of Hexastylis sorriei

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

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

Will Stuart    wil_h_sorriei_372

April    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands