Gentian Family. July - Aug.
A plant 1 - 2 feet high, found on borders of brackish ponds near the Atlantic coast.
Massachusetts to North Carolina.
Crimson-pink, about 2 inches across, 8 - 12 divisions.
Lower leaves blunt-tipped, tapering toward the base, upper leaves narrow, lance-shaped.
Large Marsh Pink.
Rose Pink: Square-stemmed Sabatia: Rose Centaury. S. angularis.
Flowers crimson-pink or white, greenish star in the center, 5-parted. Leaves opposite, 5-veined, clasping the square plant stem. Found in rich soil. New York to Florida, west to Indian Territory, Michigan, Ontario.
Rose of Plymouth.
Sabatia stellaris. Gentian Family. July - Sept.
Found along the Atlantic coast.
Crimson-pink, about 1 inch across.
Upper leaves narrow, widening as they approach the root.
S. gracilis. Resembles the Sea Pink, but stems are more slender, leaves narrower.