OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum chueyi (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, USA (Sinn, 2015)
Asarum minus

SYNONYMOUS WITH A review of the taxonomy and biogeography of Hexastylis (Aristolochiaceae) (Gaddy, 1987)
Hexastylis minor

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-005:
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hexastylis virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Heartleaf, Small Heartleaf Ginger


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image of Hexastylis minor, Little Heartleaf, Small Heartleaf Ginger

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_hexastylis_minor_7956

March    Catawba County    NC

image of Hexastylis minor, Little Heartleaf, Small Heartleaf Ginger

David Campbell    mdc_3388

April    Union County    NC

Leaves rounded, all portions of the sides convex, strongly variegated, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Hexastylis minor, Little Heartleaf, Small Heartleaf Ginger

David Campbell    mdc_3395_1

April    Union County    NC

Floral orifice only slightly constricted; sepal lobes much broader than long, spreading, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum chueyi (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, USA (Sinn, 2015)
Asarum minus

SYNONYMOUS WITH A review of the taxonomy and biogeography of Hexastylis (Aristolochiaceae) (Gaddy, 1987)
Hexastylis minor

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-005:
Hexastylis minor   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hexastylis virginica

 

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676

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC Piedmont, uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

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

map
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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems). Leaves alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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