Little brown jug

Hexastylis arifolia

''Hexastylis arifolia'', or the little brown jug, is a perennial wildflower in the family Aristolochiaceae found in the southeastern United States, from Louisiana to Virginia, inland as far as Kentucky. It is considered a threatened species in Florida.
Little Brown Jug (Hexastylis arifolia) Growing under leaf litter in a dense mixed forest. Geotagged,Hexastylis arifolia,Spring,United States

Appearance

''Hexastylis arifolia'' is an evergreen, perennial herb with no above-ground stems, spreading by means of underground rhizomes.

Leaves are hairless, of two sorts. Small, scale-like leaves adhere to the underground rhizomes, while larger green, heart-shaped leaves emerge above ground. Flowers are formed one at a time, on the ends of the rhizomes.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderPiperales
FamilyAristolochiaceae
GenusHexastylis
SpeciesH. arifolia