Gentiana parryi Engelm.
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Synonym(s): Gentiana calycosa var. asepala, Pneumonanthe parryi
USDA Symbol: GEPA
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CO , UT , 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.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gentiana parryi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gentiana parryi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gentiana parryi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff