Flora of the Southeastern United States
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GENTIANACEAE

Sabatia kennedyana Fernald. Plymouth Gentian. Phen: Jun-Aug; Aug-Oct. Hab: Seasonally exposed drawdown banks of the Waccamaw River, in adjacent ditches and disturbed flats (in se. NC and ne. SC), and very rarely on shores of beaver ponds (in e. VA, by introduction). Dist: This species has a strange, disjunct range, likely related to Pleistocene refugia on the (now) Continental shelf, present in s. NS; e. MA and RI; se. NC and ne. SC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NE, Va, Wilbur (1955); = Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana – RAB

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
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