Color, deep rose pink, rarely white. Corolla, tubular, the border 8 to 12-parted, calyx-lobes narrow, about half the length of the corolla. The blossoms are 2 inches across, of a soft, rosy pink color. I have found them plentifully in southern New Jersey. Leaves, spatulate - that is, broader at apex - tapering below to a petiole, opposite, growing narrower above until they become narrowly linear. Stem, 1 to 2 feet high. Flowers, single, on peduncles, loosely panicled. July to September.

The largest of our Sabatias. Borders of brackish ponds and in salt marshes from Massachusetts to Florida and Alabama.