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 (uncommon in GA)

Look for it on slopes & bluffs in xeric to mesic forests, usually associated with Kalmia latifolia, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pale purplish/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
3-merous
3-lobed cylindrical calyx tube
Petals absent
12 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hexastylis heterophylla   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis heterophylla   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-006:
Hexastylis heterophylla   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Asarum heterophyllum

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Ginger, Variable-leaf Heartleaf, Wild Ginger