Shortleaf Rosegentian (Sabatia brevifolia)

Educational Story

The Shortleaf Rosegentian, Sabatia brevifolia, has opposite leaves and is a white, 5-petaled flower with a yellow center displaying an intricate, twisted pistil. Bees and butterflies can be found visiting the plant during the flowering season. It is one of the more showy of the white Florida native wild flowers, and it can be found peppering the pine flatwoods from late spring through early fall.

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Gardening Facts

Scientific Name: Sabatia brevifolia
Common Name: Narrow-Leaved Sabatia
Description of facts and concepts: Annual wildflower
Seed or division information: Spreads by seed
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): Spring, summer, fall
Ecoregion: Wet pinelands and pine flatwoods
Color of Flower: White with yellow eye
Height: Up to 28 inches
Spread: 1-3 feet
Family: Gentianaceae (gentian)
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Sandy soil, pH is unknown
Soil: Dry to Wet  Moist
Light: Sun to Shade  Part Shade
Zone  8B-10A