Please try our next iteration of the Michigan Flora Online here. Beginning on February 1, 2023, will point to this new site.

The new site offers several benefits over the existing website, including real coordinate mapping, giving a clearer view of the density of documentation as well as more precision about plant distributions and their link to landforms. We will also have the ability to update species pages more regularly, both in terms of new collections and as more existing Michigan specimens are georeferenced. In addition, we have a better photo display, and offer indented keys.


This is a very large, predominantly tropical family, of which a single genus ranges into temperate North America. The leaves in the entire family typically have 3 or more prominent longitudinal veins from the base, and are opposite; the anthers open by apical pores.

Key to the species of Rhexia.

All species found in Melastomataceae

Rhexia virginicaMEADOW-BEAUTY 


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. February 1, 2023.