Frasera speciosa Douglas ex Griseb.
Elkweed, Monument Plant
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Synonym(s): Frasera angustifolia, Frasera macrophylla, Frasera speciosa var. angustifolia, Frasera speciosa var. stenosepala, Frasera stenosepala, Swertia radiata, Swertia radiata var. macrophylla, Tesseranthium angustifolium, Tesseranthium macrophyllum, Tesseranthium radiatum
USDA Symbol: FRSP
A narrowly cone-shaped plant with 1 stout, tall, erect stem, large leaves in evenly spaced whorls, and clusters of 4-lobed, yellowish-green corollas in axils of upper leaves and leaf-like bracts.
The broad leaves are a good browse for deer.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Eastern Washington to central California; east to western Texas, eastern Wyoming, and Montana; also northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rich soil in woodland openings, from moderate to high elevations.
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Frasera speciosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Frasera speciosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Frasera speciosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff