Gentiana clausa

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Gentiana clausa
Gentiana.clausa NRCS-1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. clausa
Binomial name
Gentiana clausa
Raf.

Gentiana clausa (Bottle Gentian) is a 1'-2' tall flowering plant in the Gentianaceae family. It is native to Eastern North American moist meadows and woods at higher elevations, from Quebec in the north, through the Appalachian range to North Carolina and Tennessee in the south. [1] It has paired, lanceolate leaves, usually on unbranched stalks, and blue blooms which remain closed or nearly so (thus the Latin specific name). It flowers from late August to October [2] [3] [4]

  1. ^ USDA Plants Profile
  2. ^ Chesapeake Natives listing
  3. ^ Connecticut Botanical Society listing
  4. ^ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center listing
Gentiana clausa foliage