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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Gentiana puberulenta J. Pringle
Synonyms: Gentiana puberula
USDA Symbol: GEPU5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A slender, upright, slightly downy, single-stemmed plant, 6-18 in. tall. Funnel-shaped, purplish-blue flowers are clustered in leaf axils near the top of the stem.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , ND , NE , NY , OH , OK , SD , TN , WI , WV Canada: ON
, QC Native Distribution:
W. NY to WI & Man., s. to TN, AR & KS Native Habitat:
Mesic to dry, calcareous, prairies, sandy ridges & open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Description: Calcareous soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff