Gentiana austromontana

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Gentiana austromontana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. austromontana
Binomial name
Gentiana austromontana
J.S.Pringle & Sharp

Gentiana austromontana (Appalachian gentian) is a 1–2 ft (30–61 cm) tall flowering plant in the Gentianaceae family. It is native to the southern Appalachians of West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.[1] Very similar to Gentiana clausa, it has paired, lanceolate leaves, usually on unbranched stalks, and blue or purple blooms which remain closed or nearly closed. It flowers from late August to October.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Gentiana austromontana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ ITIS standard report page
  3. ^ BONAP distribution map of North American Gentiana species