Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Awned Meadowbeauty at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 136-01-004:
Rhexia aristosa FAMILY Melastomataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Awned Meadowbeauty, Bristly Meadowbeauty
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_rhexia_aristosa1
September Hoke County NC
The long yellowish bristles at the summit of the calyx/hypanthium are diagnostic, per Weakley's Flora (2022).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p340
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p295
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p353
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p190
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