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Vick, Albert F. W.
Frasera caroliniensis Walter
American columbo, Green gentian
Synonym(s): Frasera officinalis, Frasera verticillata, Frasera walteri, Swertia caroliniensis
USDA Symbol: frca2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Found in calcareous grasslands and savannah over much of east-central North America, but not common, Frasera caroliniensis is listed as a species of special concern in Canada by SARA (Species at Risk Act), as threatened in New York, and as endangered in Pennsylvania.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
, VA Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Record Last Modified: 2010-10-18
Research By: TWC Staff