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Nuttall's meadowbeauty
Rhexia nuttallii
Melastomataceae
 
General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 4-8 inches in height. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Georgia and Florida south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Purplish rose.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Spring-summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.



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