Gentianopsis barbellata

(Perennial Fringed Gentian)

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Gentianopsis barbellata, Pennsylvania Gulch, Summit Co. 0853

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Gentianopsis barbellata, Booth Falls, Eagle Co. 4124

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Gentianopsis barbellata, Pennsylvania Gulch, Summit Co. 3575

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Gentianopsis barbellata, Pennsylvania Gulch, Summit Co. 0871

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Gentianopsis barbellata, Pennsylvania Gulch, Summit Co. 0850

Scientific Name Gentianopsis barbellata USDA PLANTS Symbol GEBA2
Common Name Perennial Fringed Gentian ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30079
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8600 to 13000 ft.); moist soils in grassy slopes, meadows and rocky areas.
Plant: Perennial 2 to 6 inches tall; erect, leafy stem.
Leaves: Thick, oblanceolate to narrowlyovate leaves; basal leaves up to 3 inches long and petiolate, stem leaves up to 1-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small tubular flowers, solitary or paired, each sessile or on short pedicels with a pair of sessile leaf-like bracts; flowers with twisted purple to lavender 4-lobed corollas, each lobe 3/4 to 1 inch long with fringed edges; pale green calyx tube below corolla.
Bloom Period: August and September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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