Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Slender Marsh Pink
Sabatia campanulata
Family: Gentianaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Salt or brackish marshes, deep sands and peat. also pinelands, swamps, and meadows.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early June to late August.
Fruiting Period: Early September to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This is a small herbaceous plant with oblong leaves and pink rotate corolla with a yellow eye. The style is cleft. The lobes are longer than the tube. The flowers are in loose cymes. Leaves are opposite.

The habitat for this species is especially sensitive to changes in hydrology and not likely to withstand much alteration. Grazing or browsing pressure, vegetation removal, hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:
SE United States.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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