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Rhexia virginica

Common Name(s):
Meadow beauty
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
0.5-2 ft.
Foliage:
Simple or branched 4-sided stem has narrow wings; 1 to 2 in. oval to egg-shaped opposite leaves; small bristly teeth on the margins
Flower:
1 in. bright purple-pink flowers have a glandular, hairy calyx tube; 4 sepals united to form an urn-shaped to vase-like tube wih four lobes at the summit; flower opens in the morning and often drops petals by mid-day
Site:
Moist to wet soil; sun; found in bogs and moist, open sandy places
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pink, sun, summer, purple, wildflower, perennial, fall, white

NCCES plant id: 2710

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