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Rhexia cubensis Griseb.
West Indian meadowbeauty

Family: Melastomataceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the Greater Antilles (not Jamaica).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Rhexia cubensis available from :

Rhexia cubensis has been found in the following 19 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Assumed to be Present Native
Cholee Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Miramar Pineland Present Native
Okeeheelee Park Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Native
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Rhexia cubensis has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Rhexia cubensis has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods