Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
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Read more about Coastal Rose-pink at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-01-009:
Sabatia calycina FAMILY Gentianaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Coastal Rose-pink, Coastal Rose-gentian
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Keith Bradley kab_s_calycina_04411
June Collier County FL
Big Cypress National Preserve
Calyx lobes foliaceous, frequently equaling or exceeding corolla lobes, per Gentians of the Eastern US (Drake, 2011).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain
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Pale pink to whitish
5-6(7) lobed foliaceous calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla
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