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Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia (Agueweed)
Brundage, Stephanie

Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia

Gentianella quinquefolia (L.) Small ssp. quinquefolia

Agueweed, Stiff Gentian

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s): Gentiana quinquefolia


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

This annual has open flowers of light blue or lilac with bristle-pointed, fringeless lobes and a 4-sided stem; it occurs from southwestern Maine south to Florida and from southern Ontario to Missouri, Louisiana, and southern Tennessee.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue


USA: CT , GA , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Native Habitat: Woodland,Savanna,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sand


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia


Record Modified: 2021-03-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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