Sabatia campanulata slender marsh-pink Gentianaceae SACA; R, sb;

  

Sabatia campanulata.William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

Sabatia campanulata.© William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution (Accessed 4/2014).

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). 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Moist to wet open coastal habitats.