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Hexastylis shuttleworthii (Britten & Baker f.) Small. Large-flower Heartleaf. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Acidic soils in deciduous and deciduous-coniferous forests, often along creeks under Rhododendron maximum. Dist: Endemic to the Southern Appalachians: W. NC and e. TN to nw. SC, n. GA, and ne. AL; previous reports of H. shuttleworthii for VA and WV are apparently based on large-flowered individuals of H. heterophylla (J. Townsend, pers. comm. 2008).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = K4, Keener & Davenport (2015); = Asarum shuttleworthii Britten & Baker f. var. shuttleworthii – Barringer (1993), Sinn (2015); = Hexastylis shuttleworthii (Britten & Baker f.) Small var. shuttleworthii – FNA3, K1, K3, Gaddy (1987a); < Asarum shuttleworthii Britten & Baker f. – F; < Hexastylis shuttleworthii (Britten & Baker f.) Small – C, G, RAB, S, Tn, W, Blomquist (1957)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 2

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image of plant© Jim Fowler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Hexastylis shuttleworthii, Big Creek Gorge, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Emily Oglesby | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jim Fowler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Hexastylis shuttleworthii, Jacks River Trail, Cohutta Wilderness, Chattahoochee National Forest, Fannin County, Georgia 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Emily Oglesby | Original Image ⭷

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