Rhexia mariana L.

Meadow Beauty

Rhexia mariana plant

Family - Melastomataceae

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Rhexia mariana stem

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Rhexia mariana hypanthiumHypanthium.

Rhexia mariana flower

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Open wet areas in prairies, low wet woods, ditches, sandy wet ground, wet depressions along railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found in just a handful of counties in southeastern Missouri. The plant can be identified by its opposite leaves, villous stems, pale pink flowers, and long, curved anthers.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 8-30-04.