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

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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