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Rhexia mariana

Rhexia mariana L.

maryland meadowbeauty

Rhexia mariana (Maryland Meadowbeauty)
Image ID: 18588
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: RHMA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhexia mariana
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-12-31

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.
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NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO: Erect, frequently colonial perennial of pine flatwoods, wet meadows, bog margins, ditches and wet roadsides.
STEMS: Stems 4-angled, with the angles sometimes winged and faces markedly unequal at midstem, branched and hairy.
LEAVES: Leaves opposite, sessile, elliptic to lance-shaped or narrowly oval, 3/4-2 1/2 in. long, 3 veined, finely toothed, and hairy.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Flowers in few-flowered, branching, terminal clusters; purplish to pale rose or white; to 2 in. wide; consisting of 4 petals arising from a glandular-hairy, urn-shaped tube and 8 stamens bearing curved, yellow anthers.
FRUITS: Fruit a round capsule enclosed in the urn-shaped tube.
COMMENTS: R. mariana var. exalbida is distinguished from R. mariana var. mariana by its narrower leaves (less than 1/4 in. wide vs. 1/4-3/4 in. wide in var. mariana); also, the mature calyx tube (hypanthium) in var. mariana is prominently glandular-hairy and sparsely to not so in var. exalbida.
HEIGHT: to 32 in.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Opposite
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Radial (Actinomorphic)
BLOOM TIME: May-Oct
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BLOOM COLOR: Pink, purple, white
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HABITAT TYPE: Bogs/pocosins, Disturbed
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
3277 1990-0132 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
474 SOS 2015-09-09 Heraty View
775 SOS 2016-10-03 Dakar View
801 SOS 2016-10-17 Healy View
803 SOS 2016-10-05 Healy View
2275 NPMD 2019-10-01 Touloupas View


GRIM PLANTINGS

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5453 3277 8 NCBG staff 1986-04-08 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: RHMA
USDA Common Name: Maryland Meadowbeauty
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL FACW OBL OBL

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

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

WEB RESOURCES

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

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 18588
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 18584

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