Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3561


Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhexia mariana var. exalbida   FAMILY Melastomataceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Melastomataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 136-01-006b:
Rhexia mariana var. exalbida   FAMILY Melastomataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Meadowbeauty


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image of Rhexia mariana var. exalbida

Will Stuart    wil_8455106389_71cb851b1c

June    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

The white flowers and linear leaves are diagnostic. Anthers distinctly curved, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhexia mariana var. exalbida

Will Stuart    wil_8456201258_823d8ea0a7

June    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Stems hirsute. Leaves slender, narrow, sharply toothed, not twisted at base. — Will Stuart

image of Rhexia mariana var. exalbida

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_mariana_exalbida_5

July        

image of Rhexia mariana var. exalbida

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_mariana_exalbida_6

July        

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