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Meadow Beauty
Rhexia virginica

Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica) Other common names: Common Meadow Beauty, Deergrass

Other scientific names: Rhexia latifolia

Family: Meadow-beauty Family (Melastomataceae)

Similar species:
  •   Great Hairy Willow Herb (Epilobium hirsutum) - Has a cross in the center of the flower; stamens not yellow.

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  4 parts (petals)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Wet Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 160   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: virginica: of Virginia; Virginian

Photographs: 1 photographs on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica)
Photograph by Kim Sayers

Meadow Beauty flowers have 8 conspicuous yellow stamens.

Range map for Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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