Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4122

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it in swamp forests, on river banks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale pink to whitish
Radially symmetrical
5-6(7) lobed foliaceous 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 (5/21/15):
Sabatia calycina   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia calycina   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-009:
Sabatia calycina   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sabbatia calycina

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Rose-pink, Coastal Rose Gentian


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image of Sabatia calycina

Keith Bradley    kab_s_calycina_04411

June    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Calyx lobes foliaceous, frequently equaling or exceeding corolla lobes, per Gentians of the Eastern US.