Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3055

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in wet pine flatwoods and savannas, pocosin borders, and ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
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 petiolata   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia petiolata   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-001:
Rhexia petiolata   FAMILY Melastomataceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ciliate Meadowbeauty, Short-stemmed Meadowbeauty, Fringed Meadowbeauty, Bog Meadowbeauty


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image of Rhexia petiolata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rhci6_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_petiolata_2

July        

Leaves sessile, less than 1" long, margins lined w short conspicuous hairs, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Rhexia petiolata

Will Stuart    wil_7567897334_fcd4e0a9a3

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Anthers straight to slightly curved, usually shorter than the filaments, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhexia petiolata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rhexia_petiolata_6

September        

Calyx segments acuminate-aristate. Petals lavender-rose to pink, per Weakley's Flora.