Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1214

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in pine flatwoods, wet meadows, bog margins, ditches, wet roadsides, often weedy, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pale pink
Bisexual
4-merous
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhexia mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Melastomataceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-006a:
Rhexia mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Melastomataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Meadowbeauty, Maryland Meadowbeauty, Dull Meadowbeauty


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image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

JK Marlow    jkm060729_097b

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

A glandular-hairy, obscurely square stem, often freely branched, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE stems of Rhexia species

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

JK Marlow    jkm120704_457

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Hypanthium cylindrical in anthesis, urceolate at maturity; neck ~ equals body, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

JK Marlow    jkm150712_428

July    Pickens County    SC

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

Bobbie L Holt    blh1214_a

August    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

JK Marlow    jkm120804_227

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

JK Marlow    jkm120804_244

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

JK Marlow    s060819_c

August    Oconee County    SC

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

JK Marlow    jkm130922_454

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Leaves 3-nerved, short-petioled, hairy, typically 1-2" long & 1/3 as wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_mariana

September        

Mature hypanthium 6-10mm long, glandular-hairy, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_mariana_1

September        

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_mariana_3

September        

image of Rhexia mariana var. mariana

Steve Marlow    snm097209_11

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

4 pale pink (to white) petals; 8 stamens w prominent, curved, yellow anthers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.