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Hexastylis speciosa [=Hexastylis speciosum, Asarum speciosum]

Showy Heartleaf, Harper's Heartleaf, Harper's Ginger

Scientific Name:

Hexastylis speciosa [=Hexastylis speciosum, Asarum speciosum]

Genus:

Hexastylis

Species Epithet:

speciosa

Common Name:

Showy Heartleaf, Harper's Heartleaf, Harper's Ginger

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Red, Purple, Brown

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Habitat Description:

Shaded forests alng streams and bogs. Endemic to a small area in central AL.

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

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Native to Alabama.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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