Contact Us Host an Event Volunteer Join
Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:
Rhexia aristosa (Awnpetal meadow beauty)
Cressler, Alan

Rhexia aristosa

Rhexia aristosa Britton

Awnpetal Meadow Beauty, Awn-petal Meadow Beauty

Melastomataceae (Melastome Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: RHAR

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

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink

Distribution

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
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

Metadata

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

Go back