Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Rhexia virginica L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Melastomataceae
Rhexia virginica L.
handsome-harry, Virginia meadow-beauty, wing-stem meadow-pitchers
Rhexia: name used by Pliny for some unknown plant
virginica: of Virginia
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; stems almost square and narrowly winged
Flower: pink, 4-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, back often hairy; inflorescence a terminal cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:opposite, oval to lance-like, hairy
Habitat: moist meadows, ditches; in wet sandy-peaty soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Rhexia list Google- Images or Text
Rhexia purshii Spreng.
Rhexia septemnervia Walter
Rhexia stricta Pursh
Rhexia virginica L. var. purshii (Spreng.) C.W.James
Rhexia virginica L. var. septemnervia (Walter) Pursh
Rhexia virginica L. var. virginica

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