Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1215

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

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

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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!



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

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-007:
Rhexia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Melastomataceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Rhexia virginica var. purshii

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Meadowbeauty, Wingstem Meadowbeauty, Deergrass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rhvi_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rhvi_006_lvd

        

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Bobbie L Holt    blh1215_a

August    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

The 4 petals rose-purple, glandular-hirsute marginally beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rhexia virginica

JK Marlow    jkm120815_844b

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The fruit is urn-shaped with a neck that is shorter than the body, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Rhexia virginica

JK Marlow    jkm0509b_15

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rhexia virginica

JK Marlow    jkm060903_031

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Rhexia virginica

JK Marlow    jkm060903_031b

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Magenta to deep-rose petals & 8 stamens w long curved, bright yellow anthers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Rhexia virginica

JK Marlow    jkm060903_035

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves sparsely hirsute, ciliate-serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rhexia virginica

JK Marlow    jkm060903_035b

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Stem is square, with equal faces & conspicuous flanges or "wings", per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_virginica_meado

September        

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JK Marlow    s060903_p

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves elliptic or ovate, 3-nerved, apex acute or aristate, base cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.