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Gentianella amarella (L.) Boerner
Autumn dwarf gentian, Northern Gentian
USDA Symbol: GEAM3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A leafy plant with angled, erect stems, commonly with erect branches, and small, trumpet-shaped, purplish, bluish, or pinkish flowers from near base to top.
This native of Eurasia is one of the smaller, less showy gentians, but it often grows in dense, colorful patches. The genus name means little gentian, reflecting its relationship to Gentiana, a genus within which it was once included.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MN , MT , ND , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, NS Native Distribution:
Alaska south and east across much of Canada to Atlantic Coast and northeastern United States, and south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, and North Dakota. Native Habitat:
Meadows and moist areas, mostly in mountains. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff