Rhexia mariana

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Rhexia mariana
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Rhexia
R. mariana
Binomial name
Rhexia mariana

Rhexia mariana is a species of flowering plant in the Melastomataceae known by the common name Maryland meadowbeauty. It is native to the eastern and lower midwestern United States.[1][2]

This species is a colonial perennial herb producing stems up to 2.5 feet tall. The oppositely arranged leaves have elongated, toothed blades. The flower is 1 or 2 inches wide. It is pink, purple, or white with yellow or orange anthers. The fruit is a red urn-shaped capsule containing brownish seeds.[1]

This species is used in landscaping, sometimes as a roadside planting.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rhexia mariana. USDA NRCS Plant Fact Sheet.
  2. ^ Rhexia mariana. NatureServe.

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