Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3529

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills, moist forests, pocosin ecotones. , per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, sometimes basal
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White (rarely with a yellow eye)
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sabatia quadrangula   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia quadrangula   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-002:
Sabatia quadrangula   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Four-angle Sabatia, Four-angle Rose-gentian


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image of Sabatia quadrangula

JK Marlow    jkm100707_016

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Corolla lobes usually pure white, rarely with a patch of yellow at base, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Sabatia quadrangula

JK Marlow    jkm100707_019

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Corolla lobes oblong or spatulate, usually with obtuse tips, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Sabatia quadrangula

JK Marlow    jkm100707_023

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Stem strongly quadrate in cross-section and strikingly winged on the angles, per Gentians of the Eastern US.