_*Featured in Endangered or Vulnerable Plants _ Mar 19, 2010*_
Featured in Wildflowers of North America – May 14th, 2009
Greater Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita) flowers open on sunny days, but generally remain closed on cloudy days. Individual plants live for only one or two years.
Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
Habitat: meadows, wet woods
Height: 1-3 feet
Flower size: 2 inches long
Flower color: blue, purple
Flowering time: September to November
Photographed in Anola, Manitoba, Canada
Canon XSi, f/5.6, 1/400sec, ISO-400, focal length- 100mm.