Hexastylis arifolia (Michx.) Small - Heart Leaf, Wild Ginger
Family - Aristolochiaceae
Flowering - February - May.
Habitat - Deciduous or pine woods, swamp forests, rich woods, hammocks, bluffs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This interesting plant can be found essentially throughout Alabama but may be uncommon or absent in the extreme north-west corner of the state. The plant can be identified by its big, sagittate leaves and its urceolate flowers. The flowers arise from the base of the plant and are typically covered by leaf litter.
Photographs taken somewhere in North Carolina, 3-23-03.