Wild Florida Photo - Rhexia nuttallii

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Rhexia nuttallii

NUTTALL'S MEADOWBEAUTY

Florida native

 

This small plant is frequent in flatwoods, bogs and savannas thoughout much of Florida and is also found in Georgia and Mississippi.
The stem is square, smooth, unbranched, often prostrate and up to 35 cm (14 in.) tall. Opposite ovate leaves are smooth and three viened with hairs along the margins. One of two Rhexia species with pink or purple flowers and short, straight anthers. R. nuttallii having many glandular hairs on the floral tubes and urns. The hypanthium of R. petiolata is glabrous and the lower leaf surface is hairy.

 
Rhexia nuttallii 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 alifanus - SAVANNAH 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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