Sabatia brevifolia Raf.
Shortleaf Rose Gentian, Shortleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia, White Marsh-pink, White Sabatia
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Synonym(s): Sabatia elliottii, Sabatia paniculata
USDA Symbol: SABR10
The round, branching stems of these slender annuals are 8-20 in. tall. The star-like flowers are composed of five white petals, each with a pointed tip.
Narrowleaf Sabatia is a member of the gentian family (family Gentianaceae). Gentians are leafy herbs, commonly with showy bell- or trumpet-shaped flowers blooming in a branched cluster. There are about 70 genera and 1,100 species that occur in many different habitats in temperate and subtropical regions. Some Gentians are cultivated as ornamentals.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , SC
Native Distribution: S.e. SC to FL & s.w. AL
Native Habitat: Savannas; wet pinelands; sandy uplands
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to drier, sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sabatia brevifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sabatia brevifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sabatia brevifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-09-28
Research By: TWC Staff