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Sabatia kennedyana (Plymouth gentian)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Sabatia kennedyana

Sabatia kennedyana Fernald

Plymouth Gentian, Plymouth Rose Gentian

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s): Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana

USDA Symbol: SAKE

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

The Plymouth Gentian 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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: MA , NC , RI , SC , VA
Canada: NS

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Sandy

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL
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 kennedyana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sabatia kennedyana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sabatia kennedyana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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