The eight-to-ten petaled sabatia suggests a rose-colored daisy. From Natural Gardens (page 383): " Erect branching perennials, 5-30 in. high, with very attractive rose-pink or white flowers borne solitary or in an open cluster on the upper part of the plant; petal number widely variable in the genus (4-12) ; petals united below, the tubular part of the corolla being differently colored, giving the flower a central "eye" ; stigmas 2, but only one cell (cavity) in the ovary: leaves opposite, the blades varying around lance-shape. About 9 species chiefly in moist soil and bog lands, mostly in the coastal plain. Summer."; From Natural Gardens (page 385): "KEY TO SPECIES: Flowers rose or pink: eastern and western species.Petals 8-12."