Rhexia aristosa Britton. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Pondcypres savannas in clay-based Carolina bays, depression meadows, and limesink ponds (dolines). Dist: This species has a very local and disjunct range extending (strictly on the Coastal Plain) from NJ south to AL.
ID notes: The long yellowish bristles at the summit of the calyx/hypanthium are diagnostic.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: R. aristosa × virginica is known from the Coastal Plain of NJ (Snyder 1996).
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA10, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Kral & Bostick (1969), Nesom (2012a)