meadow beauty


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meadow beauty

n.
Any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, growing in wet ground and having opposite leaves and showy, usually purple flowers. Also called deer grass.

mead′ow beau`ty


n.
any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, family Melastomataceae, with rose-pink flowers and large yellow stamens.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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Noun1.meadow beauty - any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having pink-purple to magenta flowersmeadow beauty - any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having pink-purple to magenta flowers; eastern North America
genus Rhexia, Rhexia - deer grass
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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It was the botanophil, I suspect, who christened the meadow beauty, the morning glory, and the blazing star, Florida wildflowers that grow more lovely the more closely they're scrutinized.
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Pizo and Morellato found the new seed-dispersal design in Bertolonia mosenii, a Brazilian flower in the same family as North America's meadow beauty. Some botanists have proposed that the open-cornered seed capsules in the Bertolonia genus lets the wind carry the seeds.