Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2088

Forb
Perennial

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

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in pine flatwoods & savannas, pocosin borders - more able to tolerate merely moist soils than other Rhexia species, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink/ Purplish
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 alifanus   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia alifanus   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-002:
Rhexia alifanus   FAMILY Melastomataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Meadowbeauty, Savanna Meadowbeauty