Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3044

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in mesic pinelands, sandhills, pine savannas, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink to darker rose (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 brachiata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia brachiata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-004:
Sabatia brachiata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Rose-pink, Narrowleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Sabatia brachiata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sabr9_001_lvd

        

image of Sabatia brachiata

Will Stuart    wilsbrachiata_180627_2514

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Flowers at ends of branches forming a more or less cylindrical inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sabatia brachiata

Will Stuart    wilsbrachiata_180627_2518

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Sabatia brachiata

Will Stuart    wilsbrachiata_180701_0318

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Basal rosette leaves present during flowering; stems generally not winged, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Sabatia brachiata

Will Stuart    wilsbrachiata_180701_0352

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Petals pink to rosy pink (occasionally white) w yellow bases outlined in red, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.