OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhexia lutea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 136-01-003:
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rhexia lutea

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Meadowbeauty, Golden Meadowbeauty


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image of Rhexia lutea, Yellow Meadowbeauty, Golden Meadowbeauty

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, Yellow Meadowbeauty, Golden Meadowbeauty

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_lutea_3

July        

image of Rhexia lutea, Yellow Meadowbeauty, Golden Meadowbeauty

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_lutea_6

July        

The only yellow-flowered Rhexia and also our most bushy-branched species, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Rhexia lutea, Yellow Meadowbeauty, Golden Meadowbeauty

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhexia lutea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 136-01-003:
Rhexia lutea   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rhexia lutea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2857

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC)

Habitat: Wet pine flatwoods and savannas, seepage slopes, and bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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