Greater Fringed Gentian

Vickie Emms

Anola, MB., Canada

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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. Taken in Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS 50D

Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
Habitat: meadows, wet woods
Height: 1-3 feet
Flower size: 2 inches long
Flower color: blue
Flowering time: September to November
Origin: native
Populations of nine fringed gentian species grow in the U.S. Their range encompasses growing conditions from Alaska’s Northwest Arctic County and central Maine, to southeastern Arizona and northern Georgia. Collection of wild plants and threats to their habitats have earned greater (G. crinita) and lesser (G. virgata) fringed gentians threatened, endangered or extirpated status in seven states.

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December 8, 2011


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