Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2903

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pine flatwoods & savannas, clearings in cypress-hardwood swamps, ditches, wet roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Lavender-rose
Bisexual
4-merous
4 petals
8 stamens

FRUIT:
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 ventricosa   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia mariana var. ventricosa   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-008:
Rhexia ventricosa   FAMILY Melastomataceae

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Rhexia interior

 

COMMON NAME:
Swollen Meadowbeauty