Narrow-leaved sabatia (Sabatia brevifolia)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Shortleaf rose gentian
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 10 inches to 20 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 21, 2013 10:18 AM

Sabatia brevifolia is a herbaceous annual to 20 inches in height and growing in small clumps. The narrow leaves are 1/2 to 3/4 inches long, stalkless and attached to a smooth branched stem. Flowers are 1 to 1 1/4 inches wide and born singly on long flower stalks. Each flower is composed of 5 oval pure white petals with a yellow center.

Shortleaf Rose Gentian is a native here in Florida, found throughout the state. Habitats include wet pinelands in open areas under tree canopies, brackish marsh areas, pond margins and cypress bogs.

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