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Hexastylis contracta

Hexastylis contracta Blomquist

Mountain Heartleaf

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Synonym(s): Asarum contractum

USDA Symbol: HECO19

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Cordate , Obcordate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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



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 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hexastylis contracta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hexastylis contracta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hexastylis contracta


Record Modified: 2023-03-09
Research By: SET

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