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Gentianella amarella (L.) Börner
Autumn dwarf gentian, Northern Gentian
USDA Symbol: geam3
A leafy plant with angled, erect stems, commonly with erect branches, and small, trumpet-shaped, purplish, bluish, or pinkish flowers from near base to top.
This native of Eurasia is one of the smaller, less showy gentians, but it often grows in dense, colorful patches. The genus name means little gentian, reflecting its relationship to Gentiana, a genus within which it was once included.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Canada: AB
, NS Native Distribution:
Alaska south and east across much of Canada to Atlantic Coast and northeastern United States, and south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, and North Dakota. Native Habitat:
Meadows and moist areas, mostly in mountains.
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: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff