Gentianopsis species

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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: Subalpine and alpine; rocky areas, grassy slopes and meadows.
Plant: Perennial 2 to 7 inches tall; erect, leafy stem.
Leaves: Thick, spatulate leaves; basal leaves up to 3 inches long, stem leaves up to 1-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small tubular flowers with a twisted purple to lavender 4-lobed corolla, each lobe (petal) 3/4 to 1 inch long with fringed edges; calyx tube below corolla is pale green with blue streaks.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Gentianopsis thermalis USDA PLANTS Symbol
GEBA2
Common Name Rocky Mountain Fringed Gentian ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30090
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) Montana Field
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine; moist areas in meadows, bogs, along streams.
Plant: Clump-forming annual up to 16 inches tall; erect, smooth stem.
Leaves: Stem leaves opposite, up to 2 inches long, linear-to-spatulate.
Inflorescence: Single tubular flowers up to 2-1/2 inches long with deep blue to purple corolla, 4 fringed lobes that close at night and on cloudy days; calyx below with green pointed sepals about 1 inch long.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Colorado Status
Native

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