Sabatia campanulata is a perennial herb to 60 cm stems usually two or more, from a short, branched root crown, stem branched.
Leaves opposite, stalkless (sessile), oblong, blade to 4 cm long, larger toward base of stem, upper leaves much smaller, base rounded, 3-veined.
Flowers pink with a yellow eye, anthers linear, style elongate , petals 5, lance-shaped, to 1.5 cm long, 0.7cm wide, calyx lobes linear, to 1.5 cm long, blooming July-Aug.
Fruit a dry capsule enclosed in old flower parts.
Wetland status: FACW.
Frequency in NYC: Rare (NYS S1, E).
Habitat: Moist to wet open coastal habitats.