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Hexastylis shuttleworthii (Largeflower heartleaf)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Hexastylis shuttleworthii

Hexastylis shuttleworthii (Britten & Baker f.) Small

Largeflower heartleaf, Shuttleworth's ginger

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)


USDA Symbol: HESH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Hexastylis shuttleworthii has dark green leaves with whitish green venation, the opposite of its close relative, Hexastylis arifolia.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Cordate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Leaf: Dark green with whitish green veins and margins
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Soft purplish-brown with purple on the inside.


USA: AL , GA , MS , NC , NY , SC , TN , VA

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Hexastylis shuttleworthii in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2013-09-09
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