Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (basal rosette absent)
Leaves sessile

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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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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-010a:
Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

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