The flowers are about slightly less than dime sized just started blooming in summer. Found the plant in slight shade near the marsh on NC coast. Thanks!
well, this is a challenge for me without having the plant in hand, because there are several species that look like this. Perhaps a viewer can give an opinion?
I can tell you this – it is in the genus Sabatia, in the Gentian family, Gentianaceae. In my judgement, the species that it could be are: Sabatia brachiata or Sabatia angularis. These are very showy and somewhat delicate native plants. They are often called ‘rose pinks’ or ‘rose gentians’.
I hope this helps!
Steve Hill SCNPS