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Plant Details

Hexastylis heterophylla [split from Hexastylis virginica]

Variable-leaf Heartleaf, Variable-leaf Ginger

Scientific Name:

Hexastylis heterophylla [split from Hexastylis virginica]

Common Name:

Variable-leaf Heartleaf, Variable-leaf Ginger

Plant Family

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Maroon

Size in Feet:

.6

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Slopes and bluffs in xeric to mesic forests, usually associated with Kalmia latifolia (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Two Plants

Note the mottled leaves on the left and green on the right

image

Tom Harville
Oct 2005

Blooms

image

Tom Harville
Early Apr 2006

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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