Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


680

Forb
Perennial

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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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 calyx
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 spp.   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis spp.   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-000:
Hexastylis spp.   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Asarum spp.

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf, Wild Ginger, Little Brown Jug


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image of Hexastylis spp., Heartleaf, Wild Ginger, Little Brown Jug

Steve Marlow    snm079801_33

January    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Hexastylis spp., Heartleaf, Wild Ginger, Little Brown Jug

JK Marlow    jkm080420_048

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Hexastylis spp., Heartleaf, Wild Ginger, Little Brown Jug

JK Marlow    jkm0305d_04a

May    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Hexastylis spp., Heartleaf, Wild Ginger, Little Brown Jug

JK Marlow    jkm0307m_16

July    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Usually only one new leaf is formed each year, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.