Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Gentiana alba Muhl. ex Nutt. image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Mark Mittelstadt

Mark Mittelstadt

Mark Mittelstadt

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Gentianaceae
Gentiana alba Muhl. ex Nutt.
cream gentian, pale gentian, yellow 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
alba: Latin for "white"
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect to drooping, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb, smooth, usually not branched; stems stout
Flower: cream, 5-parted, 1 1/4"-2" long, tubular-shaped with small opening at the top and irregular folds between the petals; inflorescence a dense, many-flowered cluster; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Leaf:mostly stalkless, smooth, yellow-green
Habitat: moist; meadows, prairies, woods
(Glossary)

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Gentiana flavida A.Gray

         
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