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Sabatia campestris

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Sabatia campestris Flower with Raindrops 1812

Continuing with the productive April 27th field trip to Bastrop State Park led by botanist Bill Carr, here’s a pretty little wildflower I don’t often see, even though it grows in my county as well as west and east of here. It’s Sabatia campestris, known by names that include Texas star, rose gentian, meadow pink, prairie rose-gentian, and prairie sabatia.

This species inhabits the central and south-central United States, but disjoint populations have been reported in New England, as you can confirm on the USDA’s state-clickable map.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 28, 2014 at 5:13 AM

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