OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis virginica   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-003:
Hexastylis virginica   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hexastylis memmingeri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Asarum virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Heartleaf, Virginia Ginger


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

        

image of Hexastylis virginica, Virginia Heartleaf, Virginia Ginger

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

        

image of Hexastylis virginica, Virginia Heartleaf, Virginia Ginger

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.

image of Hexastylis virginica, Virginia Heartleaf, Virginia Ginger

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.

image of Hexastylis virginica, Virginia Heartleaf, Virginia Ginger

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).

image of Hexastylis virginica, Virginia Heartleaf, Virginia Ginger

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).

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-003:
Hexastylis virginica   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hexastylis memmingeri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Asarum virginicum

 

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681

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: 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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