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Hexastylis speciosa (Harper's heartleaf)
Cressler, Alan

Hexastylis speciosa

Hexastylis speciosa Harper

Harper's Heartleaf, Harper's Ginger

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Synonym(s): Asarum speciosum

USDA Symbol: HESP4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May



National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-11-10
Research By: SET

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