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Plant Details

Hexastylis minor

Little Heartleaf, Little Ginger

Scientific Name:

Hexastylis minor

Common Name:

Little Heartleaf, Little Ginger

Plant Family

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Brown, Purple

Size in Feet:

.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April

Bloom Area:

Mainly Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Upland or moist forests (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

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 (*)

Notes:

Hexastylis species are evergreen while Asarum species are deciduous.

Bloom

Colors will vary slightly

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Jean Woods at Red Lair Farm

Leaves and Blooms

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Tom Harville at Hemlock Bluffs, Cary, NC

Winter Colors

Plant can turn a purple color in winter

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFlora Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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