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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Sabatia kennedyana [= Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana]

Plymouth Gentian, Plymouth Rose-gentian

Scientific Name:

Sabatia kennedyana [= Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana]

Genus:

Sabatia

Species Epithet:

kennedyana

Common Name:

Plymouth Gentian, Plymouth Rose-gentian

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 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:

Seasonally exposed drawdown banks of the Waccamaw River, in adjacent ditches and disturbed flats (in se. NC and ne. SC), and very rarely on shores of beaver ponds. Rare in NC coastal plain (recorded from only 2 counties).

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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

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

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/sabatia/kennedyana/

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



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