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Rose-of-Plymouth
Sabatia stellaris
Gentianaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also moist to wet wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Medium annual herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 1-2 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: Eastern United States west to Louisiana and south to the Monroe County Keys; Bahamas, Cuba and Mexico. In the Monroe County Keys, apparently disjunct from Miami-Dade County and Key Largo to Big Pine Key and nearby islands.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Coastal marshes.

Soils: Wet to moist, periodically inundated freshwater or brackish soils.

Nutritional Requirements: Low to moderate; it can grow in nutrient poor soils or soils with some organic content.

Salt Water Tolerance: Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Pink or whitish-pink with a yellow eye bordered by a red, jagged line.

Flower Characteristics: Showy, 1-1.5" wide.

Flowering Season: All year; peak in summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seeds and cuttings.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1985
In habitat, Fakahatchee State Park, Florida


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