Rhexia virginica

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:44:12 PDT
I suppose there is room for debate to consider Rhexia virginica as a
geophyte worthy of PBS discussion.  However, for the first time ever I
have it blooming in my garden and I am so excited that I had to share
my photos:


Two companion plants can barely be discerned in the second photo
include Sarracenia flava (lower left) and Iris tridentata (right).

I investigated the root structure on Google and it led me to this
link:  http://www.phytoneuron.net/PhytoN-Rhexia.pdf  which has a
wonderful line drawing on the top of Page 5, which bolstered my
confidence to post this message without an "OT:" prefix (even though
elsewhere in the article it declares Rhexia has fibrous root
structures).  There are lovely color photos of Rhexia species on page


I acquired Rhexia lutea the same time as Rhexia virginica, but it died
after I tortured it for several months.


Dennis in Cincinnati

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