Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3776

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Native to Georgia & apparently North Carolina
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in sloping woodlands and meadows, over sandstone or shale, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite & basal
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer
Pale pink or white with a yellow eye
Radially symmetrical
7-12 lobed campanulate calyx subtended by two bracts
7-12 lobed rotate 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 capitata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia capitata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lapithea capitata

 

COMMON NAME:
Cumberland Rose-gentian, Appalachian Rose-gentian


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image of Sabatia capitata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_capitata_cumberl_11

July        

Corolla lobes have a semicircular yellow patch at the base, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Sabatia capitata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_capitata_cumberl_30

July        

Leaves 1-2" long, lanceolate with acute tips, sessile or somewhat clasping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Sabatia capitata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_capitata_cumberl11b

July        

Each flower subtended by two 1-2cm long, oblong to elliptic bracts, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Sabatia capitata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sabatia_capitata_25

July        

image of Sabatia capitata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sabatia_capitata_35

September        

Corolla lobes elliptical or ovate to spatulate, tips usually rounded-obtuse, per Gentians of the Eastern US.