Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


681

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC Piedmont, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC

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

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale purplish/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
3-merous
3-lobed cylindrical to narrowly cylindro-urceolate 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 virginica   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis virginica   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 062-03-003:
Hexastylis virginica   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Asarum virginicum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hexastylis memmingeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Heartleaf, Virginia Ginger