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


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image of Rhexia lutea

Will Stuart    wil_8468925506_a1ac1c4cce

June    Charleston County    SC

Santee Coastal Reserve

Flowers grow in an elongate branched inflorescence from upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Rhexia lutea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_lutea_3

July        

image of Rhexia lutea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_lutea_6

July        

The only yellow-flowered Rhexia and also our bushiest species, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhexia lutea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_lutea_c

September        

Petals obovate to broadly elliptical, each petal oblique. Anthers straight, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.