OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-004:
Sabatia brachiata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

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


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image of Sabatia brachiata, Narrowleaf Rose-pink, Narrowleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia

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

        

image of Sabatia brachiata, Narrowleaf Rose-pink, Narrowleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia

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, Narrowleaf Rose-pink, Narrowleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia

Will Stuart    wilsbrachiata_180627_2518

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Sabatia brachiata, Narrowleaf Rose-pink, Narrowleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia

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, Narrowleaf Rose-pink, Narrowleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-004:
Sabatia brachiata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

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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
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile
Margins entire

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

 

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