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Rhexia aristosa (Awnpetal meadow beauty)
Cressler, Alan

Rhexia aristosa

Rhexia aristosa Britton

Awnpetal Meadow Beauty, Awn-petal Meadow Beauty

Melastomataceae (Melastome Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rhexia aristosa has very narrow, three-ribbed, unstalked leaves and sharp-pointed petals. It is found in pine barrens from New Jersey southward.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink


USA: AL , DE , GA , MD , NC , NJ , SC , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1985 VOL. 2, NO.3 - Greenhouse Assists Research, Wild color on the Hills, Director's Report, Clearin...
Wildflower Newsletter 1993 VOL. 10, NO.6 - Saving Trees and Plants at New Center Site a Big Job, Director's Report, Wildflo...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-11-15
Research By: SET

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