Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Hexastylis heterophylla (Ashe) Small. Variable-leaf Heartleaf. Phen: Mar-late May. Hab: Slopes and bluffs in xeric to mesic forests, usually associated with Kalmia latifolia. Dist: A broad Southern Appalachian endemic: w. VA and WV south through e. KY, ne. TN, and w. NC to nw. SC, n. GA, and n. AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA3, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, Blomquist (1957), Gaddy (1987a); = Asarum heterophyllum – WV, Sinn (2015); < Asarum virginicum – F, G; < Hexastylis virginicum – C

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image of plant© Jim Fowler
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