OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hexastylis rhombiformis   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis rhombiformis   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN New combinations in North American Asarum (Aristolochiaceae) (Barringer, 1993)
Asarum contractum

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Asarum rhombiformis

 

COMMON NAME:
French Broad Heartleaf, Carolina Heartleaf


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image of Hexastylis rhombiformis, French Broad Heartleaf, Carolina Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm070526_003

May    Polk County    NC

image of Hexastylis rhombiformis, French Broad Heartleaf, Carolina Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm090510_016

May    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Poinsett Passage

Calyx tube rhombic-ovate, 16-24mm long, 12-19mm in diameter, per A Review of the Taxonomy & Biogeography of Hexastylis, Aristolochiaceae. Castanea (L.L. Gaddy, 1987).

image of Hexastylis rhombiformis, French Broad Heartleaf, Carolina Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm090510_017

May    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Poinsett Passage

Leaves cordate to subreniform, 3-6cm long & wide, not variegated, per A Review of the Taxonomy & Biogeography of Hexastylis, Aristolochiaceae. Castanea (L.L. Gaddy, 1987).

image of Hexastylis rhombiformis, French Broad Heartleaf, Carolina Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm090510_023

May    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Poinsett Passage

Calyx lobes 3-6mm wide at base, erect to slightly spreading, per A Review of the Taxonomy & Biogeography of Hexastylis, Aristolochiaceae. Castanea (L.L. Gaddy, 1987).

image of Hexastylis rhombiformis, French Broad Heartleaf, Carolina Heartleaf

Dan Whitten    sdw_052521_hex

May        NC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis rhombiformis   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN New combinations in North American Asarum (Aristolochiaceae) (Barringer, 1993)
Asarum contractum

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Asarum rhombiformis

 

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678

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Habitat: 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 rhombic-ovate calyx tube
Petals absent
12 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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