Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia
Hexastylis arifolia (Michx.) Small var. arifolia
Heart-leaf ginger, Littlebrownjug
Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)
Synonym(s): Asarum arifolium
USDA Symbol: HEARA
Makes a good ground cover.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , VA
Native Distribution: FL to LA, n. on Coastal Plain to s. VA & inland to KY
Native Habitat: Moist to dry woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to drier soils.
Conditions Comments: Makes a good groundcover.
PropagationDescription: Increase by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff