Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Asarum arifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Brown Jug, Arrowhead Heartleaf