Hexastylis contracta Blomquist. Mountain Heartleaf. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: On acidic soils in deciduous forests with Kalmia latifolia and Rhododendron maximum. Dist: Endemic to the Cumberland Plateau of TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997) and KY, with a few disjunct populations in the Blue Ridge of NC and in the Ridge and Valley of sw. VA (Washington County) (J. Townsend, pers.comm. 2006).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = FNA3, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, Va, W, Blomquist (1957), Gaddy (1987a); = Asarum contractum – Sinn (2015); < Asarum contractum – Barringer (1993); < Hexastylis virginica – C