WEST INDIAN MEADOWBEAUTY (Rhexia cubensis)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: WEST INDIAN MEADOWBEAUTY (Rhexia cubensis)

There are several different Rhexia species in Florida. This is a plant I rescued from the site ready to be torn up to make way for the new hospital in Poinciana. It has adapted well to the moist conditions of my pollinator garden.

Learn: http://fnps.org/plants/plant/rhexia-spp

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Rhexia

A favorite of pollinators such as this sweatbee back in July 2013:

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