Rhexia lutea Walter
Yellow Meadow Beauty
Melastomataceae (Melastome Family)
USDA Symbol: RHLU
The yellow meadow beauty, usually about 18 inches tall, has many branches and flower stems growing out of the leaf axils of the 4-sided main stem. Leaves are opposite, 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide, and attached directly to the stem. They are slightly toothed, have a deep center vein, and are pointed at the tip. The yellow flowers, 1 inch across, grow out of the leaf axils on short stems which usually have one or more pairs of leaves. The 4 petals are almost round. The stamens are straight, lacking the curve of other species in this family.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Size Notes: Usually about 18 inches tall.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-26 Collected 2006-07-23 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Rhexia lutea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhexia lutea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhexia lutea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-11-15
Research By: TWC Staff