Sabatia campestris

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Scientific Name Sabatia campestris USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Meadow Pink, Texas Star ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) SEINet Reference
Description Habitat: Variety of soil types and moisture conditions, widely distributed in Central, East and Southeast Texas, and other states.
Plant: Upright or spreading annual 5 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, clasping, lanceolate or ovate-to-ellipitical-shaped leaves, 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Blossoms 1/2 to 1 inch across, with 5 bright pink pointed petals and yellow/white at base; 5 stamens and curled anthers; two long greenish stigmas twisted together.
References: Description excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Note: Image 6051 below was found in Big Bend National Park next to the Rio Grande, outside the normal range for the plant.
Texas Status

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