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Common Name: Prairie Rose Gentian
Sabatia campestris is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
South-eastern N. America - Missouri and Kansas to Texas.
Prairies and fields[
]. Open ground, edges of woods and roadsides, mainly in clay soils but also in sands[
Requires a moist soil[
A tonic tea is obtained from the plant[
]. The part of the plant is not specified.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in late summer or early autumn. Sow in a peaty soil in a moist shady border or sow in pots in a shady part of the cold frame and keep the soil moist by standing the pot in 2 - 3cm of water[