Rhexia nashii

Family:MELASTOMATACEAE
Species:Rhexia nashii Small
Common Name:Hairy Meadow Beauty; Maid Marian
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:RHNA
Plant Notes:Hairy Meadow Beauty is a native perennial in the Melastome family (Melastomaceae). It can be found in the southern half of Alabama. Hairy Meadow Beauty grows in bogs, in seeps, in wet pinelands, in roadside ditches, and along streams and ponds. It is colonial from creeping horizontal roots. The roots sometimes form small tubers. Stems are from 18-24 inches in height. The stems are pubescent and 4-sided. The sides are unequal with two narrow and two wider. Leaves are opposite, ovate to lanceolate in outline, and pubescent on both surfaces. The leaves have short petioles and the margins are serrate. Flowers are produced in open cymes. The four petals are lavender and glandular pubescent on their lower surface. This is best seen when in bud. The fruit is a capsule enclosed by the hypanthium. The seed are shaped like a snail shell. Hairy Meadow Beauty is similar to Maryland Meadow Beauty (Rhexia mariana Linnaeus), and was classified as a variety of it at one time. It differs in having usually darker colored flowers, usually wider leaves, and always glandular hairs on the lower surfaces of the petals. Hairy Meadow Beauty is usually not available commercially, but is easily grown from seed. It prefers a wet, acidic soil and full to partial sun.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW+ (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyMELASTOMATACEAE - Melastome family
Genus Rhexia
Species Rhexia nashii Small - Hairy Meadow Beauty; Maid Marian

Citation

Citation RHEXIA NASHII Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 824, 1335. 1903.
Basionym: **
Type: FLORIDA: Lake Co.: Vicinity of Eustis, 1-15 Jun 1894, Nash 863 (holotype: NY; isotypes: BH, GH, MO, PH, US).

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Rhexia mariana var. purpurea Rhexia mariana Linnaeus, var. purpurea Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 221. 1803. Without data, Michaux s.n. (lectotype: P). Lectotypified by James, Brittonia 8: 223. 1956.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Bibb, Butler, Chilton, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Lamar, Marengo, Mobile, Pike, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1952 - 2003

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UNA00056136 Geneva 28 Aug 1998 John R. MacDonald
11881
UNA
Rhexia nashii Small
TROY000044349 Butler 17 Sep 2016 Alvin R. Diamond
27677
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0017514 Marengo 19 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3734
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0034468 Covington 26 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
78107
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
45945 Clarke 5 SEP 1970 KRAL, ROBERT
41130
AUA
RHEXIA NASHII SMALL
UWAL0035532 Mobile 12 Jul 2014 Horne, Howard E.
2648
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
UNA00020031 Elmore 29 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40812
UNA
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0031166 Conecuh 03 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26883
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
USAM000008542 Mobile 14 May 1968 D. L. Scott & B. E. Wofford
189
USAM
Rhexia mariana Linnaeus var. purpurea Michaux
UNA00060327 Baldwin 16 Nov 2002 Tad M. Zebryk
8059
UNA
Rhexia nashii Small
UNA00065931 Lamar 24 Jul 2003 R. Kral
94248
UNA
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0031897 Dale 14 Aug 1987 Kral, R.
74228
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
USAM000008815 Baldwin 20 Aug 2004 Tad Zebryk
8666
USAM
Rhexia nashii Small
TROY000044441 Wilcox 17 Jun 2003 Robert Kral
94134
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
UNA00020011 Mobile 30 May 1964 Rebecca Deramus
D108-1
UNA
Rhexia mariana L. var. purpurea Michx.
TROY000043909 Conecuh 30 Jul 2016 Alvin R. Diamond
27577
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
TROY000045536 Marengo 19 Jul 2012 J. Kevin England
3734
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0010839 Conecuh 09 Jul 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22327
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0039936 Butler 17 Sep 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27677
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
USAM000008541 Mobile 08 Jul 1981 Michael G. LeLong
12136
USAM
Rhexia mariana Linnaeus var. purpurea Michaux
UNA00020034 Clarke 05 Sep 1970 R. Kral
41130
UNA
Rhexia nashii Small
JSU133194 Mobile 26 Jul 1998 D. D. Spaulding
10368
JSU
Rhexia nashii Small
TROY000034614 Conecuh 09 Jul 2009 Alvin R. Diamond
22327
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0039787 Pike 12 Aug 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27609
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
USAM000008543 Mobile 12 Aug 1980 Michael G. LeLong
11285
USAM
Rhexia mariana Linnaeus var. purpurea Michaux
UNA00020033 Baldwin 13 Sep 1952 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Rhexia nashii Small
3561 Elmore 2 AUG 1952 DAVIS, DONALD E.
AUA
RHEXIA NASHII SMALL
55074 Crenshaw 3 SEP 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9896
AUA
RHEXIA NASHII SMALL
UWAL0039837 Conecuh 15 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25216
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
TROY000021499 Lamar 24 Jul 2003 Robert Kral
94248
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
UNA00020032 Mobile 02 Sep 1970 R. Kral
41014
UNA
Rhexia nashii Small
71148 Mobile 26 JUL 1998 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
10368
AUA
RHEXIA NASHII SMALL
TROY000042897 Conecuh 03 Oct 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26883
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
TROY000044159 Pike 12 Aug 2016 Alvin R. Diamond
27609
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
TROY000044842 Geneva 13 Jul 2017 Cameron Byrd
1359
TROY
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0010505 Bibb 07 Aug 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3807
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
UWAL0019200 Chilton 07 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
77883
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
53815 Pike 12 AUG 1973 KRAL, ROBERT
51208
AUA
RHEXIA NASHII SMALL
UWAL0039283 Conecuh 30 Jul 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27577
UWAL
Rhexia nashii Small
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