OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Asarum species 1

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Heartleaf, Streamhead Heartleaf


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image of Hexastylis sorriei, Sandhills 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, Sandhills 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, Sandhills Heartleaf, Streamhead Heartleaf

Will Stuart    wil_h_sorriei_372

April    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis sorriei   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Asarum species 1

 

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4210

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

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

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:
Capsule

 

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