Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Hexastylis arifolia (Michaux) Small. Little Brown Jug, Arrowleaf Heartleaf, Pigs. Phen: (Late Feb) Mar-May. Hab: In a wide variety of dry to mesic forests. Dist: Se. VA, sw. VA, se. KY, se. TN, and n. AL south to se. GA (Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009), Panhandle FL, s. MS, and se. LA, primarily on the Coastal Plain and Piedmont; recently reported for far sw. TN, in the Mississippi Embayment of the Coastal Plain (Trently 2017).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = G, S; = Asarum arifolium – F; = Asarum arifolium var. arifolium – Barringer (1993); = Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia – C, FNA3, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, W, Blomquist (1957), Gaddy (1987a); < Asarum arifolium – Fl2, WH3; < Hexastylis arifolia – RAB

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie