common marsh-pink, american centaury, bitter-bloom, rosepink
Image ID: 9518
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sabatia angularis
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Last Modified: 2019-01-11
GENUS CODE: SABAT GENUS SCIENTIFIC:Sabatia GENUS AUTHORITY: Adans. GENUS COMMON: Rose gentian GENUS SUMMARY: (contributed by B.A. Sorrie and A.S. Weakley) GENUS IDENTIFICATION: GENUS REFERENCES: Wilbur (1955)=Z.
FAMILY CODE: GENTIA FAMILY SCIENTIFIC:Gentianaceae FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789 FAMILY COMMON: Gentian Family FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 87 genera and about 1650 species, herbs, shrubs, and trees, cosmopolitan (Struwe & Albert 2002). FAMILY REFERENCE: Ho & Liu (1999); Wood & Weaver (1982); Struwe & Albert (2002). [also see MENYANTHACEAE]
INTRO:Erect annual/biennial of forests, woodlands, marshes and fields, especially in base-rich situations. STEMS: Stems 4-angled and winged, with opposite branches above middle, smooth. LEAVES: Leaves opposite, sessile-clasping, oval to lance-shaped, to 2 in. long, smooth; a basal rosette of leaves is sometimes present. INFLORESCENCE: FLOWERS: Flowers on long stalks in terminal, opposite-branched panicles; rose-pink (occasionally white); 1 1/2 in. wide; consisting of 5 corolla lobes with basal markings that create a red-rimmed, yellow-green star shape in the flower center. A long style from the green ovary is split in 2 at the top. FRUITS:Fruit an angled, ovoid capsule.
COMMENTS:Flower buds have a distinctive “swirled” look due to the way the petals fold together in a spiral.
HEIGHT: 8-32 in. DURATION:
Opposite LEAF COMPLEXITY:
Simple LEAF RETENTION: FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
BLOOM TIME: Jun-Sep
BLOOM COLOR: Pink
FRUITING PERIOD: Sep-Oct. DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bogs/pocosins, Disturbed, Moist forests
NATIVE RANGE: eastern North America HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text:
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sabatia angularis
COMMON NAME: Bitter-bloom, Common Marsh-pink, American Centaury
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, GW, K, Mo, Pa, RAB, Va, W, WH3, WV, Z; = Sabbatia angularis -S]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Sep; Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Forests, woodlands, marshes, fields, calcareous hammocks (in FL), especially in base-rich situations.
COMMENTS: NY west to s. MI, IL, and e. KS, south to Panhandle FL and e. TX.
RANGE MAP: Sabatia angularis.png
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora) Gentianaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Gentian Family) SUMMARY: A family of about 87 genera and about 1650 species, herbs, shrubs, and trees, cosmopolitan (Struwe & Albert 2002). REFERENCE: Ho & Liu (1999); Wood & Weaver (1982); Struwe & Albert (2002). [also see MENYANTHACEAE]ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora) Sabatia Adans. (Rose gentian) SUMMARY: (contributed by B.A. Sorrie and A.S. Weakley) REFERENCE: Wilbur (1955)=Z.
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