Wild Florida Photo - Sabatia calycina

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Sabatia calycina


Florida native


This short-lived perennial is frequent throughout much of Florida in floodplain forests, flatwoods and pond margins. The range extends throughout the southeastern coastal plain from Texas to Virgina, and can also be found in Cuba.
The flowers have six or more white to pink petals with a yellow eye in the center and are on pedicels over 1 cm long. The uppermost branches of Sabatia calycina are usually alternate and the overall height ranges from 10-30 cm (4-12 in.).

Sabatia calycina is a member of the Gentianaceae - Gentian family.

Other species of the Sabatia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Sabatia brevifolia - SHORTLEAF ROSEGENTIAN
  View  Sabatia stellaris - ROSE-OF-PLYMOUTH
  View  Sabatia grandiflora - LARGEFLOWER ROSEGENTIAN