Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Gentiana andrewsii Griseb. var. andrewsii image
Photographer: Robert R. Kowal           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Keir Morse

Mark Mittelstadt

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Robert R. Kowal
Family Gentianaceae
Gentiana andrewsii Griseb. var. andrewsii
Andrews' gentian, bottle gentian, prairie closed gentian
Gentiana: named after Gentius, King of Illyria, who around 500 B.C. found the roots of the herb yellow gentian or bitterwort to have a healing effect on his malaria-stricken troops
andrewsii: for Henry Charles Andrews, English botanical artist and engraver of early 19th century
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, smooth, usually unbranched
Flower: white to blue, 5-parted, 1 1/4" -1 3/4" long, top closed, folds between the petals; inflorescence a cluster, those from the top are stalked, those from the leaf axils often stalkless; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Leaf:mostly stalkless, lance-shaped
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture to wet; prairies, meadows, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Notes: our commonest gentian
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Dasystephana andrewsii (Griseb.) Small
Gentiana andrewsii Griseb. f. albiflora Britton
Pneumonanthe andrewsii (Griseb.) W.A.Weber

         
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