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Read more about Perennial Sea-pink at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-010a:
Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra FAMILY Gentianaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Perennial Sea-pink, Large Marsh Rose-pink, Marsh Rose-gentian
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John B. Nelson jbn_7574233136_eb96107d41
July Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Resembling S. foliosa, but 1) leaves shorter than internodes 2) no stolons, per Gentians of the Eastern US (Drake, 2011).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Tidal brackish and freshwater marshes, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare in GA
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Opposite (basal rosette absent or withered at flowering)
Pink (rarely white), with a yellow eye sometimes bordered in red
6-10 lobed calyx
10(+)lobed rotate corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gentians of the Eastern US (Drake, 2011) p174
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p328
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p445
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p470
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p380
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p103
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p063
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p196
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p217
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