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Heartleaf Ginger Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia

 

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Heartleaf Ginger
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Family: Aristolochiaceae, Birthwort view all from this family



Description 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.


Flower April - June.


Flower April - June


Habitat Moist to dry woods.


Range Florida to Louisiana, north on coastal plain to s. Virginia and inland to Tennessee.


Discussion Makes a good ground cover.


Comments Makes a good groundcover.


Exposure Preference Shade.


Native Distribution Florida to Louisiana, n. on Coastal Plain to s. Virginia & inland to Kentucky


Site Preference Moist to dry woods


Soil Preference Moist to drier soils.


 

 

 

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