Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3114

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in pine savannas, bogs, pocosins, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
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 difformis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia difformis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-001:
Sabatia difformis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Sabatia, Lanceleaf Rose-gentian, Lanceleaf Sabatia


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image of Sabatia difformis

Will Stuart    wilsdifformis_180628_2713

June    Richmond County    NC

Stem rounded or slightly angled, 1-3' tall; basal leaves absent, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sabatia difformis

Will Stuart    wil_736360953_5d8f5dfe3d

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Petals white with a small greenish-yellow base, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sabatia difformis

Will Stuart    wilsdifformis_180701_0113

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Flowers at ends of branches forming flat or convex tops, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sabatia difformis

Will Stuart    wilsdifformis_180701_0145

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

A small "pocket" on the seepage slope apparently provided perfect conditions.