Rhexia virginica L.
Family: Melastomataceae
handsome-harry,  more...
[Rhexia purshii Spreng.,  more]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Rhexia: name used by Pliny for some unknown plant
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; stems almost square and narrowly winged
Leaves: opposite, oval to lance-like, hairy
Flowers: pink, 4-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, back often hairy; inflorescence a terminal cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: moist meadows, ditches; in wet sandy-peaty soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Rhexia virginica image
Merel R. Black  
Rhexia virginica image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Rhexia virginica image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Rhexia virginica image
Merel R. Black  
Rhexia virginica image
Rhexia virginica image
Botanical Illustration  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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Aaron Carlson  
Rhexia virginica image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Rhexia virginica image
Rhexia virginica image
Rhexia virginica image
Rhexia virginica image
Rhexia virginica image
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