Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Hexastylis virginica (Linnaeus) Small. Virginia Heartleaf. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Upland forests. Dist: A relatively widespread species, occurring throughout NC and VA, extending west into WV, e. KY, and ne. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997); alleged to have also been collected in 1897 in Putnam County, FL (ne. FL) (Wunderlin & Hansen 2015).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

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

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