Sabatia kennedyana

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Sabatia kennedyana is a species of flowering plant in the gentian family known by the common name Plymouth rose gentian.[1] It is native to eastern North America. It has a disjunct distribution, occurring in Nova Scotia,[2] Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia,[3] North Carolina, and South Carolina.[4]

Distribution

Sabatia kennedyana grows in wetlands, particularly lakes and ponds on the Atlantic coastal plain.[5] It grows in areas with fluctuating water levels and other forms of natural disturbance, such as ice scour, which eliminate competing vegetation.[6][7] It is a poor competitor with other plants.[8][3]

Description

Sabatia kennedyana is a perennial herb with stolons tipped with basal rosettes of leaves. The flower is pink with a white or yellow center.[4] It may be 5 centimeters wide, with 9 to 11 petals.[3]

Taxonomy

Sabatia kennedyana is considered by some authors as conspecific with Sabatia dodecandra.[9]

Conservation

Sabatia kennedyana is threatened by shoreline development, recreational activity, off-road vehicles, construction of hydroelectric dams,[4] pollution, and poaching.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Sabatia kennedyana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  2. ^ SpeciesAtRisk.ca: Sabatia kennedyana in Nova Scotia (coastal plain flora)
  3. ^ a b c d Sabatia kennedyana. Archived 2011-10-26 at the Wayback Machine Center for Plant Conservation.
  4. ^ a b c Sabatia kennedyana. The Nature Conservancy.
  5. ^ Sorrie, B. A. 1994. Coastal plain ponds in New England. Biological Conservation 68: 225–233.
  6. ^ Keddy, P.A. and I. C. Wisheu. 1989. Ecology, biogeography and conservation of coastal plain plants: some general principles from the study of Nova Scotia wetlands. Rhodora 91: 72-94.
  7. ^ Hill, N. and P.A. Keddy. 1992. Predicting numbers of rarities from habitat variables: coastal plain plants of Nova Scotian lakeshores. Ecology 73: 1852-1859.
  8. ^ Wisheu, I. C. and P.A. Keddy. 1994. The low competitive ability of Canada's Atlantic coastal plain shoreline flora: implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 68: 247-252.
  9. ^ Go Botany: Sabatia kennedyana

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Sabatia kennedyana: Brief Summary

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Sabatia kennedyana is a species of flowering plant in the gentian family known by the common name Plymouth rose gentian. It is native to eastern North America. It has a disjunct distribution, occurring in Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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