Frasera speciosa

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Scientific Name Frasera speciosa USDA PLANTS Symbol FRSP
Common Name Monument Plant, Elkweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 502660
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5900 to 12500 ft). Sunny moist areas in meadows, grassy slopes, roadsides.
Plant: Stout, erect biennial/perennial to 6 feet tall, unbranched stem.
Leaves: Basal rosette of pale green elliptic to oblanceolate leaves 6 to 18 inches long, reducing to whorled and opposite bracts upward.
Inflorescence: Many flowers along stem with 4 broad, pointed, lobes, white to greenish with dark dots and 2 fringed glands on each lobe; 4 slender light green narrow, pointed sepals.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G. K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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