Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


675

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA)

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

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...Moist ...Dry

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
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Hexastylis virginicum

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

 

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