Gentiana autumnalis

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Gentiana autumnalis
Gentiana autumnalis, by Mary Vaux Walcott.jpg
watercolor painting[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. autumnalis
Binomial name
Gentiana autumnalis

Gentiana autumnalis (pine barren gentian) is a 1–2 ft (30–61 cm) tall flowering plant in the Gentianaceae family. It is native to eastern North America coastal pinebarrens from New Jersey to South Carolina.[2][3] Fire suppression, invasive weeds, and the altering of natural water flows all pose threats to rare native populations of G. autumnalis.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Mary Vaux Walcott - Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Paintings of Mary Vaux Walcott
  2. ^ BONAP distribution map of North American Gentiana species
  3. ^ "Gentiana autumnalis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  4. ^ United States Botanical Garden listing
  5. ^ North Carolina Native Plant Society
  6. ^ ITIS taxonomic report