Sabatia campanulata

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Common name: slender marsh-pink[1], slender rose gentian[2]

Sabatia campanulata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Sabatia
Species: S. campanulata
Binomial name
Sabatia campanulata
Natural range of Sabatia campanulata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: S. campanulata var. gracilis (Michaux) Fernald

Varieties: none


S. campanulata is a perennial forb/herb of the Gentianaceae family native to North America.[2]


S. campanulata is found along the southeastern coast of the United States from Texas to Massachusetts.[2]



S. campanulata proliferates in pine savannas, bogs, seeps, and fens.[1] Specimens have been collected from borders of brackish marshes, moist loam of longleaf pine woodland, mesic pine-oak woods, and cypress pond.[3]

Fire ecology

Populations of Sabatia campanulata have been known to persist through repeated annual burning.[4]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

S. campanulata is listed as endangered by the Department of Arkansas Heritage Inventory Research Program, the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, and the New York Division of Land and Forests Department of Environmental Conservation, and is listed as extirpated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Nature Preserves and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.[2]

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 USDA Plant Database
  3. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: R.K. Godfrey, Walter Lewsi, Loran Anderson, R.Kral, Albert Pittman, Kathy Boyle. States and counties: Florida (Calhoun, Jefferson, Gadsden, Liberty, Holmes, Franklin) Georgia (Thomas) South Carolina (Lee)
  4. Platt, W.J., R. Carter, G. Nelson, W. Baker, S. Hermann, J. Kane, L. Anderson, M. Smith, K. Robertson. 2021. Unpublished species list of Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine savanna, Thomasville, Georgia.