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Sabatia campestris [Gentianaceae]

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Scientific Name Sabatia campestris USDA PLANTS Symbol SACA3
Common Name Meadow Pink, Texas Star ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30010
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) SEINet
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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 and clasping; upper leaves lanceolate; lower leaves ovate-to-elliptical; 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Blossoms 1/2 to 1 inch across, with 5 bright pink (or, rarely, white) pointed petals and yellow/white at base; 5 stamens and curled anthers; two long greenish stigmas twisted together.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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Texas Status:
Native

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