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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia (Michx.) Small
Heart-leaf ginger, Littlebrownjug
Synonyms: Asarum arifolium
USDA Symbol: HEARA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low, evergreen herb, 3-6 in., the leaves generally triangular in outline. The solitary red-brown flowers are thick and fleshy, hidden under the leaves.
Makes a good ground cover.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff