OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Sabatia kennedyana   FAMILY Gentianaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia kennedyana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-010c:
Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Plymouth Rose-gentian, Plymouth Gentian


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image of Sabatia kennedyana, Plymouth Rose-gentian, Plymouth Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm100612_024

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

9-12 corolla lobes, obovate to spatulate, usually overlapping, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Sabatia kennedyana, Plymouth Rose-gentian, Plymouth Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm100612_028

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

Corolla lobes with a 3-pointed, oblong yellow patch at their base, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Sabatia kennedyana, Plymouth Rose-gentian, Plymouth Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm100612_033

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

Its 2-5cm long leaves are narrow and arrayed oppositely along the stem, per www.centerforplantconservation.org.

image of Sabatia kennedyana, Plymouth Rose-gentian, Plymouth Gentian

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_s_kennedyana4

July?        MA

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Sabatia kennedyana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia kennedyana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-010c:
Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3436

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Rare

Habitat: Seasonally exposed drawdown banks of the Waccamaw River, in adjacent ditches and disturbed flats (in se. NC and ne. SC), and very rarely on shores of beaver ponds (in e. VA, by introduction), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink with a yellow eye sometimes bordered in red
Radially symmetrical
9-12 lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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