Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Gentiana rubricaulis Schwein. image
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Family Gentianaceae
Gentiana rubricaulis Schwein.
closed gentian, Great Lakes gentian, red-stemmed 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
rubricaulis: red stemmed
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb
Flower: white with blue spots, 5-parted, 1"-2" long, tubular-shaped with a small opening at the top, folds with 1 tooth between the petals; inflorescence usually terminal clusters; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Leaf:mostly stalkless, smooth, light green, opposite
Habitat: wet; meadows

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Gentiana list Google- Images or Text
Dasystephana grayi (Kusn.) Britton
Gentiana linearis Froel. subsp. rubricaulis (Schwein.) J.M.Gillett
Gentiana linearis Froel. var. lanceolata A.Gray
Gentiana linearis Froel. var. latifolia A.Gray
Gentiana linearis Froel. var. rubricaulis (Schwein.) MacMill.

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