|Photo by John Gwaltney hosted at Southeastern Flora.com|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicots|
| Rhexia alifanus|
|Natural range of Rhexia alifanus from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
R. alifanus is a perennial forb/herb of the Melastomataceae family that is native to North America. 
R. alifanus is found in the southeastern United States; specifically in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. 
R. alifanus is typically found in pine flatwoods, savannas, and pocosin borders.
Transitions between uplands and lowlands, commonly wet praire, is another common habitat to find R. alifanus. 
R. alifanus has been observed flowering May through July. 
This species is thought to be dispersed by gravity. 
Bees are pollinators for R. alifanus. 
Conservation and Management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- USDA Plant Database
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- [Crandall, R. M. and W. J. Platt (2012). "Habitat and fire heterogeneity explain the co-occurrence of congeneric resprouter and reseeder Hypericum spp. along a Florida pine savanna ecoline." Plant Ecology 213: 1643-1654.]
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 29 MAY 2018
- Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.
- [Pitts-Singer, T. L., et al. (2002). "Insect pollinators of three rare plants in a Florida longleaf pine forest." Florida Entomologist 85(2): 308-316.]