Synonym(s): Rhexia mariana var. purpurea
Image ID: 16692
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhexia nashii
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Last Modified: 2017-12-31
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 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:
INTRO:Erect, often colonial perennial of wet pine flatwoods and savannas, pond shores, bogs, marshes, ditches and wet roadsides. STEMS: Stems simple or branched, covered with scattered gland-tipped hairs. LEAVES: Leaves opposite, short-petiolate to sessile,elliptic to broadly lance-shaped, 1-2 1/2 in. long, finely toothed and hairy. INFLORESCENCE: FLOWERS: Flowers on branches from upper leaf axils; rosy pink; consisting of 4 asymmetrical oblong-oval petals spreading from an urn-shaped tube, the petals and tube with gland-tipped hairs on the outer surface, and 8 stamens with yellow, curved anthers; the tube is rimmed with 4 narrowly triangularsepal lobes
FRUITS:Fruit a roundedcapsule enclosed in the urn-shaped tube. COMMENTS: The similar R. mariana var. mariana (see p. xx) has smaller and duller pink petals that lack gland-tipped hairs. HEIGHT: 1-3 ft. DURATION:
Opposite LEAF COMPLEXITY:
Simple LEAF RETENTION: FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
BLOOM TIME: May-Oct
BLOOM COLOR: Pink flowers
FRUITING PERIOD: DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bogs/pocosins, Disturbed, Pine savannas
NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Hairy Meadow-beauty produces pink flowers intermittently over many weeks. The flowers are followed by attractive reddish urn-shaped capsules. This SE native perennial is tolerant of a wide range of soils, from heavy-textured clay to highly organic soils and it is found in moist to wet sites including ditches, marshes and wet meadows. Over time, each plant slowly spreads to form a colony. While showy and easily grown, it is rarely offered for sale.
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
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhexia nashii
COMMON NAME: Hairy Meadow-beauty, Maid Marian
SYNONYMY: [= GW, K, S, Va, WH3, Y, Z; = R. mariana var. purpurea Michaux - F, G, RAB]
HABITAT: Wet pine flatwoods and savannas; pond shores, bogs, marshes, ditches, wet roadsides.
COMMENTS: Primarily a Southeastern Coastal Plain species: e. VA south to s. FL and west to se. LA.
RANGE MAP: Rhexia nashii.png
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT 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).
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