New York Natural Heritage Program
Slender Marsh-pink
Sabatia campanulata (L.) Torr.
Dicots
Sabatia campanulata in flower John Pelton, Arkansas Natural Heritage
Family: Gentian Family (Gentianaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Many species of Sabatia occasionally sport white flowers instead of the usual pink ones. These plants were given form names including forma albina for this species (Fernald 1950) but these names are rarely used today.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are four existing populations but two of them are threatened by the invasion of Phragmites. There are two additional historical populations from the early 1900s, one on Long Island and one on a Hudson River brackish marsh, that are probably extirpated. It is now known only from Suffolk County on Long Island. It has been extirpated from the rest of Long Island and from reported sites on Staten Island and Manhattan Island, and from the inland salt marshes near Syracuse.

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