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Plant Details

Hexastylis heterophylla

Variable-leaf Heartleaf, Variable-leaf Ginger

Scientific Name:

Hexastylis heterophylla

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).

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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