Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2857

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC-SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in wet pine flatwoods & savannas, seepage slopes, & bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Golden yellow
Bisexual
4-merous
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-003:
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Meadowbeauty, Golden Meadowbeauty