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

Uncommon, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in acidic soils in deciduous & deciduous-coniferous forests, often along creeks under Rhododendron maximum, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-007:
Hexastylis shuttleworthii   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations in North American Asarum (Aristolochiaceae) (Barringer, 1993)
Asarum shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flower Heartleaf, Wild Ginger