Delaware Wildflowers • Guides
Rhexia — Meadowbeauty
Four species can be found in Delaware.
Sepal-lobes not awn tipped
Stem not square; two faces wider and darker than the other two
Stem square, angles sharp or winged
Rhexia virginica, Virginia Meadowbeauty Native, coastal plain only
Stem angles conspicuously winged; leaves up to 1/2 as wide as long; flowers purple.
Rhexia ventricosa, Square-stem Maryland Meadowbeauty Native, coastal plain only
Stem angles not conspicuously winged; flowers white to pink.
Sources: The Flora of Delaware, Weakley's Flora, Herbaceous Plants of Maryland.