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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Sabatia dodecandra

Perennial Sea-pink, Large Marsh Rose-pink

Scientific Name:

Sabatia dodecandra

Genus:

Sabatia

Species Epithet:

dodecandra

Common Name:

Perennial Sea-pink, Large Marsh Rose-pink

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Tidal brackish and freshwater marshes. Common in NC coastal counties that have tidal marshes.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled, S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Global status G5?.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SADO

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/sabatia-dodecandra/



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