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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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TALL MEADOW BEAUTY
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.
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