OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra   FAMILY Gentianaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-010a:
Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perennial Sea-pink, Large Marsh Rose-pink, Marsh Rose-gentian


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image of Sabatia dodecandra, Perennial Sea-pink, Large Marsh Rose-pink, Marsh Rose-gentian

John B. Nelson    jbn_7574233136_eb96107d41

July    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Resembling S. foliosa, but 1) leaves shorter than internodes 2) no stolons, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra   FAMILY Gentianaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-010a:
Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

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2858

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

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

map
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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (basal rosette absent or withered at flowering)
Leaves sessile
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink (rarely white), with a yellow eye sometimes bordered in red
Radially symmetrical
6-10 lobed calyx
10(+)lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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