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Rhexia nashii

Rhexia nashii Small

hairy meadow-beauty, maid marian

Synonym(s): Rhexia mariana var. purpurea
Rhexia nashii (Hairy Meadow-beauty)
Image ID: 16692
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: RHNA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhexia nashii
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.
FAMILY REFERENCE:

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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 triangular sepal lobes
FRUITS: Fruit a rounded capsule 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: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Opposite
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Radial (Actinomorphic)
BLOOM TIME: May-Oct
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BLOOM COLOR: Pink flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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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.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 6
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
537 SOS 2015-10-13 Maynard View
566 SOS 2015-10-15 Dakar View
615 SOS 2015-11-12 Dakar View
1351 HORT 2006-09-18 Bryan View
1730 HORT 2005-01-01 Bryan View


USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: RHNA
USDA Common Name: Maid Marian
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW 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

WEAKLEY FLORA

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]
PHENOLOGY: May-Oct.
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 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 nashii in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Rhexia nashii in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

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

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 16692
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 21797

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