Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
Sunny, moist, sandy to mucky shores and swales, in acid soil.
Widespread south and east of the Great Lakes region, it occurs disjunctly in a few regions in Michigan, as is typical of the Coastal Plain disjunct element in our flora (see Reznicek (1994) for more information).
Rhexia virginica is locally common and a fine sight when in bloom, for it is one of our most attractive wildflowers, with pink-purple corolla ca. 2–3 cm broad and large bright yellow anthers.