Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1292

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, marshes, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, sometimes basal
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink (rarely white), with a yellow eye bordered in red
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sabatia angularis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia angularis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-005:
Sabatia angularis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rose-pink, Bitterbloom, Common Marsh-pink


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picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_saan_001_lvd

        

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_saan_005_lvd

        

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm060729_040

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

Flowers rose-pink, rarely white, w greenish-yellow centers outlined in red, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm060729_052

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

Leaves opposite, spreading to ascending, sessile and often clasping, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm060729_056

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

A triangular blotch at the base of each lobe creates a 5-pointed star, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm060729_120

July    Greenville County    SC

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm060729_122

July    Greenville County    SC

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sabatia_angularis_7

July        

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm060813_346

August    Greenville County    SC

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm150822_852

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm150822_855

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4246

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_angularismarshpinkc

August        

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sabatia_angularis

August        

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_056

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

S. angularis is so-named because its stem is 4-angled and sharply winged, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_057

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Calyx lobes linear to narrowly lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_058

September    Clay County    NC

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_994

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Corollas occasionally have 6 lobes, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    jkm061028_004

October    Greenville County    SC

Capsule ellipsoid, 6-10 mm long, angles not winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

JK Marlow    s071020_x

October    Greenville County    SC

picture of Sabatia angularis, image of Sabatia angularis

Steve Marlow    snm151116_044

November    Greenville County    SC

The capsule (a dry dehiscent fruit developed from 2+ carpels) is ellipsoid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.