Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


677

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to the southern Blue Ridge of NC-SC

Look for it in deciduous forests on sandy river bluffs or in ravines with Kalmia latifolia and Rhododendron maximum., per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems). Leaves alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-002:
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

LESS THAN New combinations in North American Asarum (Aristolochiaceae) (Barringer, 1993)
Asarum contractum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum rhombiformis

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf-flower Heartleaf