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Plant Details

Rhexia lutea

Yellow Meadow-beauty, Golden Meadow-beauty

Scientific Name:

Rhexia lutea

Genus:

Rhexia

Species Epithet:

lutea

Common Name:

Yellow Meadow-beauty, Golden Meadow-beauty

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Melastomataceae (Melastome Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet pine flatwoods and savannas, seepage slopes, and bogs. In NC, infrequent to locally fairly common (in well-managed pinelands) in the southern coastal counties from Craven and Carteret to the SC border. Rare to uncommon in the Sandhills region and counites away from major Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) stands.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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