Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Gentiana puberulenta J.S.Pringle image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Gentianaceae
Gentiana puberulenta J.S.Pringle
downy gentian, prairie 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
puberulenta: with tiny hairs
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb, minutely hairy, usually unbranched
Flower: blue but occasionally white with blue markings, 5-parted, 1 1/4"-2 1/3" wide, top widely open, folds between the petals; inflorescence a cluster, those from the top are stalked, those from the leaf axils usually stalkless; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Leaf:mostly stalkless, usually widest below the middle, opposite, slightly hairy
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods; in limy, sandy soil
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Gentiana puberula auct. non Michx.

         
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