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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia
Hexastylis arifolia (Michx.) Small var. arifolia
Heart-leaf ginger, Littlebrownjug
Synonym(s): Asarum arifolium
USDA Symbol: HEARA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, VA Native Distribution: FL
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 Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff