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Rhexia petiolata [= Rhexia ciliosa]

Fringed Meadow-beauty,Ciliate Meadow-beauty, Short Meadow-beauty, Bog Meadow-beauty, Short-stemmed Meadow-beauty

Scientific Name:

Rhexia petiolata [= Rhexia ciliosa]

Genus:

Rhexia

Species Epithet:

petiolata

Common Name:

Fringed Meadow-beauty,Ciliate Meadow-beauty, Short Meadow-beauty, Bog Meadow-beauty, Short-stemmed 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.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet pine flatwoods and savannas, pocosin borders, and ditches. In the Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) zones—the southeastern portions and the Sandhills, it is fairly common to common. Over much of the Coastal Plain, however, it is uncommon. Very rare into the edge of the Piedmont.

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, G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

It is the only Rhexia species whose flowers face upward. Also, the yellow anthers are erect and straight.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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