Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


676

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC Piedmont, uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere

Look for it in upland or moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-005:
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum minus

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Heartleaf, Small Heartleaf Ginger