Wild Florida Photo - Rhexia alifanus

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Rhexia alifanus

SAVANNAH MEADOWBEAUTY

TALL MEADOW BEAUTY

Florida native

 

This perennial grows up to one meter tall in savannas, flatwoods and bogs throughout much of the panhandle plus northeast Florida down to Orange County. The range also includes the southeastern coastal states from Texas to North Carolina.
The four rose lavendar pedals sit atop an urn-shaped base covered with glandular hairs. Savannah meadowbeauty has four sepals and like many of the Rhexia species, has curved anthers over 5mm long. The stem and leaves of R. alifanus are glabrous and the seeds are wedge-shaped.

 
Rhexia alifanus is a member of the Melastomataceae - Melastome family.

Other species of the Rhexia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Rhexia mariana - MARYLAND MEADOWBEAUTY
  View  Rhexia parviflora - WHITE MEADOWBEAUTY
  View  Rhexia nuttallii - NUTTALL'S MEADOWBEAUTY
  View  Rhexia petiolata - FRINGED MEADOWBEAUTY
  View  Rhexia virginica - HANDSOME HARRY
  View  Rhexia cubensis - WEST INDIAN MEADOWBEAUTY


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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