In the sand hills habitat garden. First flower.
In the coastal plains habitat garden. Full flower.
In the coastal plains habitat garden, but can also be found in the Carnivorous Plant Collection. Full flower.
Suk Cerney Peatlands State Natural Area, Juneau Co., WI
A WI special concern species
One-of-a-kind, growing in high-tension-line clearing. These are in an family widespread in the neotropics but with only 1 genus in N Am; never seen anything like it before.
Rhexia (deer grass, meadow beauty) is a genus of plants in the Melastomataceae family. Many Rhexia species, such as Rhexia aristosa, occur in wet pine savannas (see also flatwoods), and are dependent upon moist soil with recurring fire. Further north, Rhexia virginica is found on lakeshores with recurring disturbance from winter ice scour. In Nova Scotia, Rhexia virginica is considered a typical representative of the unusual coastal plain flora. In Ontario, the species occurs only within...