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Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia (L.) Small
Agueweed, Stiff gentian
Synonyms: Gentiana quinquefolia
USDA Symbol: GEQUQ
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Stiff Gentian (Gentianella quinquefolia), an annual, has light blue or lilac, open flowers with bristle-pointed, fringe-less lobes and a 4-sided stem; it occurs from southwestern Maine south to Florida and from southern Ontario to Missouri, Louisiana, and southern Tennessee.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
CT , GA , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV Native Habitat:
Woodland,Savannah,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-07-16
Research By: TWC Staff