Sabatia quadrangula from Mary, SC

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Is this wild buckwheat or a relative of it, grown in dry, sandy soil?

Hi Mary,

no, not a buckwheat or its relative – this is a type of gentian called Sabatia quadrangula, found mostly in the sandhills and piedmont.  There are a few similar species of Sabatia, most of them are pink instead of white.  Actually, a nice find!


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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