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Closed Gentian
Gentiana andrewsii

Other Names: Bottle Gentian

Family
  • Gentianaceae - Gentian family
Flower
  • closed petals
  • deep blue
  • 2.5-4cm (1-1.5 inches)
  • in a cluster at the top of the plant
  • Whitish membranes fringed at the top separate the lobes of the petals
    Leaf
    • Ovate leaves, 10 cm (4 inches)
    • Leafs come to a point at the tip
    • arranged in a whirl under the flower head
      Location
      • Moist areas, meadows in most parts of North America
      Flowering Time
      • August- October
      Other
      • N/A
      Name Origin
      • The common name of this flower “Closed Gentian” is due to the fact that the petals of the flower stay closed
      • its other common name “Bottle Gentian” is due to the bottle like shape of the closed petals.
        Closed Gentian flowers

        Closed Gentian Plant