Meadow Beauty | Cartwheel Bay

Meadow Beauty

• Rhexia virginica
• Height 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 feet)
• Pink flowers in broad, terminal clusters on sturdy 4-sided, slightly winged stem
• Flowers 2.5 - 3.8 cm (1 - 1.5 inches) wide
• 4 petals with prominent stamens
• Anthers opening by pores
• Distinctive urn-shaped fruit that Thoreau compared to a cream pitcher
• Habitats include wet sands, peat and tropical regions

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