North Carolina Wildflowers, Shrubs, & Trees

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Gentianaceae > Sabatia

Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis) Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis)
Durham Co., NC
30 July 2006

Common and statewide in North Carolina, Rose Pink grows in a variety of habitats from forests to fields to marshes.

Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis) Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis)
Durham Co., NC
30 July 2006

Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis) Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis)
Durham Co., NC
30 July 2006

Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis) Rose Pink, Common Marsh Pink, Bitterbloom (Sabatia angularis)
Orange Co., NC
2 Aug 2005


Coastal Rose Gentian, Leafy Marsh Pink (Sabatia calycina) Coastal Rose Gentian, Leafy Marsh Pink (Sabatia calycina)
Pettigrew State Park, Washington Co., NC
21 June 2006

Fairly common in the North Carolina coastal plain in soils around swamps & waterways.

Coastal Rose Gentian, Leafy Marsh Pink (Sabatia calycina) Coastal Rose Gentian, Leafy Marsh Pink (Sabatia calycina)
Pettigrew State Park, Washington Co., NC
21 June 2006


Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides) Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides)
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006

Common in pine savannas and bogs in the NC coastal plain.

Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides) Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides)
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006
Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides) Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides)
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006
Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides) Pinewoods Rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides)
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006

Note the very broad basal leaves, unlike the narrow stem leaves.


Lanceleaf Rose-gentian (Sabatia difformis) Lanceleaf Rose-gentian (Sabatia difformis)
Carteret Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Lanceleaf Rose-gentian (Sabatia difformis) Lanceleaf Rose-gentian (Sabatia difformis)
Carteret Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Lanceleaf Rose-gentian (Sabatia difformis) Lanceleaf Rose-gentian (Sabatia difformis)
Carteret Co., NC
27 Aug 2006


Rose of Plymouth, Salt-marsh Pink, Annual Sea-pink (Sabatia stellaris) Rose of Plymouth, Salt-marsh Pink, Annual Sea-pink (Sabatia stellaris)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Common in brackish marsh habitats along the NC coast.

Rose of Plymouth, Salt-marsh Pink, Annual Sea-pink (Sabatia stellaris) Rose of Plymouth, Salt-marsh Pink, Annual Sea-pink (Sabatia stellaris)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Rose of Plymouth, Salt-marsh Pink, Annual Sea-pink (Sabatia stellaris) Rose of Plymouth, Salt-marsh Pink, Annual Sea-pink (Sabatia stellaris)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006



Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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