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Rhexia aristosa Britton. Awned Meadow-beauty, Bristly Meadow-beauty. 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)

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷