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Gentiana parryi Engelm.
Synonym(s): Gentiana calycosa var. asepala, Pneumonanthe parryi
USDA Symbol: GEPA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Parrys gentian has one to four deep-blue, funnel-shaped flowers occuring in a terminal raceme on each of the one to several, 4-16 in. stems. The perennials succulent-like, oval to linear leaves are covered with a whitish bloom.
This is a sun-loving perennial whose flowers close on cloudy days.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Native Distribution: WY
to c. ID,
s. to NM
& e. AZ Native Habitat:
Alpine & subalpine meadows; aspen-conifer communities
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Moist Soil Description:
Moist soils. Conditions Comments:
A sun-loving perennial
whose flowers close on cloudy days.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FACW || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff