|Photo by Wayne Matchett, SpaceCoastWildflowers.com|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons|
| Sabatia grandiflora|
(A. Gray) Small
|Natural range of Sabatia grandiflora from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common name: Largeflower rose gentian
S. grandiflora is an upright native annual herb with showy pink flowers on an almost leafless stems, that can reach up to 1 meter tall. The leaves are opposite, linear, inconspicuous, and fleshy. The flower is a 5-pointed star, deep to pale pink, with a yellow and red mark at the base of each petal that forms a small yellow star. The twisted yellow stigma and the protruding green ovary are held terminally and in upper leaf axils. The fruit is a small capsule.
It is distributed in the Coastal Plain from Florida to Alabama and Virginia.
In the Coastal Plain in Florida and Georgia, Sabatia grandiflora occurs in pine-wiregrass-saw palmetto flatwoods, karst pond shores, and longleaf pine wiregrass communities. Within its distribution in the Coastal Plain, habitats include moist sites, wet prairies and flatwoods, and bogs.
Flowers and fruits in June and July.
The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Sabatia grandiflora at Archbold Biological Station: 
Apidae: Bombus impatiens
Halictidae: Augochlorella aurata, Halictus poeyi, Lasioglossum coreopsis, L. nymphalis, L. puteulanum, L. tamiamensis
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
Flower of Sabatia grandiflora
Photo by Wayne Matchett, SpaceCoastWildflowers.com
References and notesFlorida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: November 2015. Collectors: Robert K. Godfrey, J.M. Kane, Edwin Keppner, R.A. Norris. States and Counties: Florida: Bay, Putnam, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, Volusia. Georgia: Thomas. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
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- []Encyclopedia of Life. Accessed: March 14, 2016
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: November 2015. Collectors: Robert K. Godfrey, J.M. Kane, Edwin Keppner, R.A. Norris. States and Counties: Florida: Bay, Putnam, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, Volusia. Georgia: Thomas. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
- Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.