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Sabatia angularis (Rosepink)
Cressler, Alan

Sabatia angularis

Sabatia angularis (L.) Pursh

Rosepink, Rose-pink

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SAAN

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Rose-pink is an erect annual, usually 1 1/2-2 feet tall with many branches from the bottom to the top, but especially on the upper half. Stems are 4-angled and winged on the edges. Leaves are opposite, 1 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, attached directly to the stem. The starlike flowers, one at the end of each stem, are about 1 inch across, pink or rose-colored, and have a yellowish eye with 5 points, all bordered by a red line. They have 5 lobes that are joined so near the base that they appear to be separate. The 5 sepals are united, 3/4 inch long, forming a slender tube. The 5 stamens have yellow anthers.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Flower: Flowers 1 inch across. Petals 5
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: The starlike flowers, one at the end of each stem, are about 1 inch across, pink or rose-colored, and have a yellowish eye with 5 points, all bordered by a red line.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Distribution: S. Ont., s. MI & WI, s. to n. FL, TX & extreme s.e. KS
Native Habitat: Moist, open woods; sand or peat thickets

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, sandy or peaty soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sabatia angularis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sabatia angularis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sabatia angularis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-08-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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