The Pale Meadowbeauty, Rhexia mariana, also called the Maryland Meadowbeauty, is found throughout most of the eastern United States east of the Mississippi and north to Michigan, New York, and Massachusetts. It is a Florida native plant and grows throughout much of the Peninsula and all of the Panhandle. It likes wet to seasonally moist areas, such as sandhills, flatwoods, bogs, and marshes.
This plant is a perennial that can grow to a height of 2.5 feet. The slender stems are square and hairy. The oppositely arranged leaves are lance-
The photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.
The distribution maps for Pale Meadowbeauty are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).