Starry Marsh Pink
(Rose of Plymouth - Annual Sea Pink)
Sabatia stellaris
Gentianaceae (Gentian) Family

Plant is an upright, smooth annual. Preferred habitat is salt and brackish marshes and depressions. Distribution is coastal in the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite on the stem; no teeth and no lobes; lance-like and widest at the middle; or linear to filiform.

Flowers are at the end of the flowering stem; or may be in the leaf axil; usually single but sometimes clustered. Calyx is lobed; corolla is rotate (like a wheel) and in five parts. Color is pink with yellow at the base bordered by a red line that is bordered by white. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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