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Gentiana linearis (Narrowleaf gentian)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Gentiana linearis

Gentiana linearis Froel.

Narrowleaf Gentian, Narrow-leaved Gentian

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s): Dasystephana linearis, Gentiana saponaria var. linearis

USDA Symbol: GELI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Narrow-leaved Gentian (Gentiana linearis), which occurs chiefly in northeastern North America, south in mountains as far as West Virginia, has very narrow leaves and open flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: MA , MD , ME , MI , NH , NJ , NY , PA , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NL

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-07-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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