Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2317

Forb
Annual

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

Common

Look for it in brackish marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, sometimes basal
Leaves sessile

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia stellaris   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-007:
Sabatia stellaris   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Annual Sea-pink, Common Marsh-pink, Rose-of-Plymouth


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image of Sabatia stellaris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sast5_001_lvd

        

image of Sabatia stellaris

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmstellaris_bcnp

Month Unknown    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Pink, 5-petaled flowers borne on straight, slender, 2-4" stalks, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.