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Maryland Meadow Beauty, Pale Meadow Beauty - Rhexia mariana


Family: Melastomataceae - Melastome family Genus Common Name: Meadow Beauty Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Rhexia mariana - Maryland Meadow Beauty, Pale Meadow Beauty. One of our beautiful summer wildflowers.

Found in:
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

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Rhexia mariana

Distribution of Rhexia mariana in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 22 Jun 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Gruetli-Laager, Grundy County, TN Date: 2007-July-12Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Maryland Meadow Beauty has 4 pink petals with prominent stamens with long yellow anthers. The shape of the stigma is a differentiator between the similar-looking evening primroses, which have a cross-shaped stigma. The stigma is round in the meadow beauties.
Rhexia mariana

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