Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Chameleon-plant - Houttuynia cordata   ThunbergOnly member of Houttuynia in NC.
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DistributionThere are no specimens at the SERNEC database, nor is it included in FNA (1997). BONAP maps it in Orange County.

Native of estern Asia; in N.A. scattered from PA to FL and TX.
AbundanceVery rare.
IdentificationChameleon-plant has heart-shaped leaves with impressed nerves. The flowers stand above the leaves, composed of a dense short spike of stamens and ovaries, subtended by 4 white petal-like bracts.
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