OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhexia mariana var. exalbida   FAMILY Melastomataceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Melastomataceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
White Meadowbeauty


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image of Rhexia mariana var. exalbida, White Meadowbeauty

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, White Meadowbeauty

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, White Meadowbeauty

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_mariana_exalbida_5

July        

image of Rhexia mariana var. exalbida, White Meadowbeauty

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_mariana_exalbida_6

July        

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

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhexia mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Melastomataceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3561


Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Wet pine flatwoods and savannas, wet meadows, ditches, and wet roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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