Wild Florida Photo - Rhexia mariana

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Rhexia mariana

MARYLAND MEADOWBEAUTY

PALE MEADOW BEAUTY

Florida native

 

A common plant of flatwoods, bogs and marshes throughout most of Florida, except for the southernmost peninsula. The range extends from Texas to Michigan through much of the eastern United States north to New York and Massachusetts.
The four petals that vary in color from pale purple to white easily fall off - especially in the afternoon. Pale meadow beauty has eight curved stamens with yellow anthers over 5mm long. The opposite leaves are three-viened, hairy and have finely toothed margins.

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

Other species of the Rhexia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Rhexia parviflora - WHITE MEADOWBEAUTY
  View  Rhexia alifanus - SAVANNAH 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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