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Sabatia angularis

Rose Pink, Bitter-bloom, Bitterbloom, Common Marsh-pink, Common Centaury

Scientific Name:

Sabatia angularis

Genus:

Sabatia

Species Epithet:

angularis

Common Name:

Rose Pink, Bitter-bloom, Bitterbloom, Common Marsh-pink, Common Centaury

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Forests, woodlands, marshes, fields, calcareous hammocks (in FL), especially in base-rich situations. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Attracts bees and butterflies

Plant

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Judy Stierand

Blooms

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Bloom close up

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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