Carolinas and Georgia

1215

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhexia virginica   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia virginica   FAMILY Melastomataceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 136-01-007:
Rhexia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Melastomataceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Rhexia virginica var. purshii

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Meadowbeauty, Wingstem Meadowbeauty, Deergrass


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Look for it in wet pine flatwoods & savannas, pond shores, bogs, & ditches, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Magenta/ deep rose
Bisexual
4-merous
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Rhexia virginica   FAMILY Melastomataceae

Virginia Meadowbeauty, Wingstem Meadowbeauty, Deergrass