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Gentiana autumnalis (Pine barren gentian)
Cressler, Alan

Gentiana autumnalis

Gentiana autumnalis L.

Pine Barren Gentian

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s): Dasystephana porphyrio, Gentiana porphyrio

USDA Symbol: GEAU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: DE , GA , MD , NC , NJ , SC , VA

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Gentiana autumnalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gentiana autumnalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gentiana autumnalis


Record Modified: 2023-01-09
Research By: SET

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