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Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii (Ruth's little brown jug)
Cressler, Alan

Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii

Hexastylis arifolia (Michx.) Small var. ruthii (Ashe) Blomquist

Ruth's Little Brown Jug

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Synonym(s): Asarum arifolium var. ruthii, Asarum ruthii, Hexastylis ruthii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: GA , KY , NC , SC , VA

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii


Record Modified: 2022-09-29
Research By: SET

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