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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.<ref name=usda>Rhexia mariana. USDA NRCS Plant Fact Sheet.</ref><ref name=tnc>Rhexia mariana. NatureServe.</ref>

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.<ref name=usda/>

This species is used in landscaping, sometimes as a roadside planting.<ref name=usda/>



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