Rhexia virginica L.

Meadow Beauty

Rhexia virginica plant

Family - Melastomataceae

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Rhexia virginica stem

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Rhexia virginica leaves

Rhexia virginica leaf surfaceLeaf surface.

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Rhexia virginica hypanthiumHypanthium.

Rhexia virginica flower

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Swampy open meadows, wet swales, wet meadows, margins of ponds and sinkholes, wet ground along roadsides and railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found scattered throughout the Ozark region of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its hirsute, winged stems, long anthers, pink flowers, and mostly sessile, broad leaves.

Photographs taken off Macon County Rd 47, Macon County, AL., 8-30-04.