Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2344

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in clay-based Carolina bays, depression meadows, and limesink ponds (dolines), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/ Purplish
Bisexual
4-merous
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
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 aristosa   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia aristosa   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-004:
Rhexia aristosa   FAMILY Melastomataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Awned Meadowbeauty, Bristly Meadowbeauty


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image of Rhexia aristosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rhar_001_lvd

        

image of Rhexia aristosa

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_rhexia_aristosa1

September    Hoke County    NC

Sepal lobes aristate, awn-tip 0.5-1.5mm long w flaring yellowish stiff hairs, per Weakley's Flora.