Coastal Rosegentian

7 Jun

These lovely pink flowers were found growing under the cypress trees along the Withlacoochee River. The flower color was hard to capture on camera. The pale pink flowers  seem a bit white in most of my photos due to the deep shade they were in.

These are small plants that grow 6 to 12 inches tall. They prefer wet soils in shady areas.

The flower in the first photo is a bit unusual in that it has a bright pink lining on the yellow starburst center. Maybe a different variety?

Coastal Rosegentian - Sabatia calycina

Coastal Rosegentian - Sabatia calycina


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: