Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica)
Meadow beauty is one of the showier wildflowers, with deep pink petals surrounding long, slender, bright yellow anthers, which are curved like a sickle. Common in the Southeast, Meadow Beauty is also occasionally found in the Midwest and Northeast. Most often it grows in wet meadows, coastal plain marshes, sandy wetlands and lake edges, pine woods, and road-side swales.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Wet, Medium-Wet
Height - 12 inches
Bloom Time - July, August, September
Bloom Color - Pink
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.