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Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii

Large-flower Heartleaf, Shuttleworth's Ginger

Scientific Name:

Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii

Genus:

Hexastylis

Species Epithet:

shuttleworthii

Common Name:

Large-flower Heartleaf, Shuttleworth's Ginger

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Brown

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Acidic soils in deciduous and deciduous-coniferous forests, often along creeks under Rhododendron maximum (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Blooms

The body of these blooms are 1.5" long and nearly 1" across. I have seen larger ones.

image

Tom Harville

Plant

A plant with old leaves, new leaves and blooms

image

Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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