This low, colony-forming perennial grows only 4-8 in. high. Each plant bears a pair of large, velvety, heart-shaped leaves. Growing at ground level in the crotch between 2 leafstalks is a single darkish red-brown to green-brown flower. The solitary flower is at ground level, hidden below the leaves. A similar plant with greenish-purple flowers, Hexastylis arifolia, has more triangular, evergreen leaf blades.
|Height||4" to 12"|
|Light Requirements||Part shade to full shade|
|Bloom time||April to May|
|Zone||4 to 6|
Touching this plant can cause skin irritation in some people.
Doesnt grow in the high summer heat
All info from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center