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Rhexia lutea

Rhexia lutea Walter

yellow meadow-beauty, golden meadow-beauty, yellow meadowbeauty

Rhexia lutea (Yellow Meadow-beauty)
Image ID: 18581
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: RHLU
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhexia lutea
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-02-07

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: RHEXI
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Rhexia
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Meadowbeauty
GENUS SUMMARY: [contributed by Richard J. LeBlond]
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Measurements of the hypanthium are to the base of the calyx lobes.
GENUS REFERENCES: Kral & Bostick (1969)=Z; Nesom (2012a)=Y; Bounds (1987); Wurdack & Kral (1982); Snyder (1996).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: MELAST
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Melastomataceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Melastome Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 200 genera and 4500-5000 species, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs, of tropical, subtropical , and warm temperate areas.
FAMILY REFERENCE:

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO: Bushy, colonial perennial of wet pine flatwoods and savannas, seepage slopes, and bogs in the Coastal Plain.
STEMS: Stems 4-angled with subequal faces, branched, hairy.
LEAVES: Leaves opposite, sessile, narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped, to 1 1/4 in. long, 3-veined, with toothed or entire margins, covered with stiff yellow hairs.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Flowers on stalks from leaf axils, yellow, to 1 in. wide, consisting of 4 broadly oval petals arising from a hairy, urn-shaped tube, and 8 stamens with straight yellow anthers.
FRUITS: Fruit a ridged capsule enclosed in the urn-shaped tube.
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 4-18 in.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Opposite
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Radial (Actinomorphic)
BLOOM TIME: Apr-Jul
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: Yellow
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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FRUITING PERIOD:

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bogs/pocosins, Moist forests, Pine savannas
NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Yellow meadow-beauty is the only Rhexia species with yellow flowers. It is small and inconspicuous, usually less than 12 inches tall. Its preferred habitat is wet savannas, bogs and moist flatwoods of the Coastal Plain. Members of this genus have a distinctive urn-shaped seed capsule that Thoreau once compared to a little cream pitcher.

Bloom Table Text:

NCBG Location:

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE:
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE:
GERMINATION CODE: 2,4
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
65 2013-0013 2013-05-07 68 View
1868 1986-1649 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
68 HORT 2010-10-07 Poythress View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
84 65 48 Mixon 2013-06-01 View
2961 1868 64 NCBG staff 1984-03-11 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: RHLU
USDA Common Name: Yellow Meadowbeauty
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhexia lutea
COMMON NAME: Yellow Meadow-beauty, Golden Meadow-beauty
SYNONYMY: [= GW, K, RAB, S, WH3, Y, Z]
PHENOLOGY:
HABITAT: Wet pine flatwoods and savannas, seepage slopes, and bogs.
COMMENTS: Apr-Jul (and later in response to growing-season fire). A Southeastern Coastal Plain species: e. NC south to ne. FL and Panhandle FL, and west to se. TX. The only yellow-flowered Rhexia and also our bushiest species.
RANGE MAP: Rhexia lutea.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Melastomataceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Melastome Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 200 genera and 4500-5000 species, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs, of tropical, subtropical , and warm temperate areas.
REFERENCE:
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Rhexia L. (Meadowbeauty)
SUMMARY: [contributed by Richard J. LeBlond]
REFERENCE: Kral & Bostick (1969)=Z; Nesom (2012a)=Y; Bounds (1987); Wurdack & Kral (1982); Snyder (1996).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Rhexia lutea in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Rhexia lutea in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Rhexia lutea in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Rhexia lutea in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Rhexia lutea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhexia lutea

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 18581
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 18581

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