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
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 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 (5/21/15):
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


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picture of Hexastylis virginica, image of Hexastylis virginica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_heme7_001_lvd

        

picture of Hexastylis virginica, image of Hexastylis virginica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hevi3_001_lvd

        

picture of Hexastylis virginica, image of Hexastylis virginica

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_virginica_13

May    Iredell County    NC

Leaves mottled or unmottled, if mottled, the paler areas along the veins, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Hexastylis virginica, image of Hexastylis virginica

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_virginica_40

May    Iredell County    NC

Leaves rounded, with cordate base, all portions of the sides convex, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Hexastylis virginica, image of Hexastylis virginica

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_virginica_41

May    Iredell County    NC

Calyx lobes 2-4mm long, erect to slightly spreading, per A Review of the Taxonomy & Biogeography of Hexastylis, Aristolochiaceae. Castanea (L.L. Gaddy, 1987).

picture of Hexastylis virginica, image of Hexastylis virginica

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_virginica_41b

May    Iredell County    NC

Calyx tube cylindrical to narrowly cylindro-urceolate, per A Review of the Taxonomy & Biogeography of Hexastylis, Aristolochiaceae. Castanea (L.L. Gaddy, 1987).