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Rose Pink, Bitterbloom, Square-stemmed Sabbatia, Rose Gentian - Sabatia angularis


Family: Gentianaceae - Gentian family Genus Common Name: Rose Gentian Native Status: NativeDicot Annual Herb
Sabatia angularis - Rose Pink, Bitterbloom, Square-stemmed Sabbatia, Rose Gentian. Upright plant 2' to 3' tall, opposite mostly ovate leaves that appear to be sessile. 5-petaled blossom with distinct yellow-green pentagonal center, which is has a red outline.

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Sabatia angularis

Distribution of Sabatia angularis in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 11 Dec 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-July-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/160f/8 ISO100
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Inflorescence of Rose Pink is a loose terminal cluster.
Sabatia angularis

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-July-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/160f/8 ISO100
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Blossom of Rose Pink has five petals, five stamen, with the pistil arising from the center of a pentagonal, yellow-green center which is outlined in red.
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Sabatia angularis

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-July-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/160f/16 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Sabatia angularis has an erect stem with opposite, oval, sessile leaves rising up nearly its entire length. The angularis epithet refers to the shape of the winged stem.
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Sabatia angularis

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