Plant ID forum: Plymouth Gentian (Sabatia kennedyana)

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Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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plantrob
Jul 28, 2015 9:02 PM CST
Strikingly pretty flower arising from a slender stem in one of my hypertufa troughs. Nothing is clicking, although it looks like some kind of rain lily (which I've not successfully grown before). Zephyranthes, habranthus?



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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jul 28, 2015 10:03 PM CST
That's a Sabatia, possibly Sabatia kennedyana. I'm not familiar enough with them all to rule out other species as possibilities.
They are so sweet and pretty! Smiling
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jul 29, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Here is a picture of Sabatia dodecandra http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=39491
and Sabatia kennediana http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=19130
Both are beautiful Smiling
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Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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plantrob
Jul 29, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Wow, that does make some sense - I thought none of my seedlings survived, and had no idea they looked like that. Thanks!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jul 29, 2015 3:38 PM CST
It looks a lot like Sabatia dodecandra. It's not recorded in Pennsylvania, but is found in some surrounding state but rare.

http://www.pbase.com/ngannet/image/145676909
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