Gentiana algida Pall.
Whitish Gentian, Arctic Gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Synonym(s): Gentiana romanzovii, Gentianodes algida
USDA Symbol: GEAL2
The Arctic Gentian is a member of the family Gentianaceae. Gentians are leafy herbs, commonly with showy bell- or trumpet-shaped flowers blooming in a branched cluster.
Flowers: radially symmetrical; sepals 4 or 5, free or united; petals 5, united; sta
The Gentians are named after King Gentius of ancient Illyria, who is said to have discovered the medicinal value of these plants.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: purple blotches
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gentiana algida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gentiana algida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gentiana algida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-09-02
Research By: TWC Staff