Gentianella quinquefolia

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Gentianella quinquefolia
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Subspecies quinquefolia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentianella
Species: G. quinquefolia
Binomial name
Gentianella quinquefolia

Gentianella quinquefolia, commonly called agueweed,[2] is a flowering plant in the gentian family. It is native to eastern North America.


There are two subspecies:[3]

  • Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. occidentalis - a more western variety, with larger flowers. Found in dry calcareous areas.
  • Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia - primarily Appalachian, with smaller flowers. Found in forests and Appalachian balds.


  1. ^ "Gentianella quinquefolia". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  2. ^ "Gentianella quinquefolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States".

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