Rose-pink from Sue, NC

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!


Hi Sue,

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


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