Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in dry to mesic deciduous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pale purplish/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
3-merous
3-lobed calyx gradually contracted to a smooth waist just below the calyx lobes
Petals absent
12 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-001:
Hexastylis arifolia   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Brown Jug, Arrowleaf Heartleaf