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Swertia perennis L.
Felwort, Star Gentian
Synonym(s): Swertia perennis var. obtusa
USDA Symbol: SWPE
Several erect stems, with most leaves at base, and star-like, pale bluish-purple flowers with greenish or white spots in an open, branched, but narrow cluster at the top.
The genus is named for E. Sweert, a 16th-century Dutch gardener and author.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Canada: BC Native Distribution:
Alaska to the southern Sierra Nevada of California; east to New Mexico; north through the Rocky Mountains to Canada. Native Habitat:
Meadows and moist places at high mountain elevations.
National Wetland Indicator Status
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