Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1292

Forb
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, marshes, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, sometimes basal
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink (rarely white), with a yellow eye bordered in red
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, fused to 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 angularis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sabatia angularis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-01-005:
Sabatia angularis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rose-pink, Bitterbloom, Common Marsh-pink


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_saan_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_saan_005_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060729_040

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

Flowers rose-pink, rarely white, w greenish-yellow centers outlined in red, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm060729_052

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

Leaves opposite, spreading to ascending, sessile and often clasping, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm060729_056

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

A triangular blotch at the base of each lobe creates a 5-pointed star, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm060729_120

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm060729_122

July    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sabatia_angularis_7

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm060813_346

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm150822_852

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm150822_855

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm180828_4246

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_angularismarshpinkc

August        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sabatia_angularis

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm150912_056

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

S. angularis is so-named because its stem is 4-angled and sharply winged, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm150912_057

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Calyx lobes linear to narrowly lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm150912_058

September    Clay County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm150912_994

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Corollas occasionally have 6 lobes, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm061028_004

October    Greenville County    SC

Capsule ellipsoid, 6-10 mm long, angles not winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s071020_x

October    Greenville County    SC

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Steve Marlow    snm151116_044

November    Greenville County    SC

The capsule (a dry dehiscent fruit developed from 2+ carpels) is ellipsoid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.