Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Triosteum aurantiacum E.P.Bicknell image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Caprifoliaceae
Triosteum aurantiacum E.P.Bicknell
early horse-gentian, orange-fruit horse-gentian
Triosteum: Greek for "three bones" referring to the three hard seeds found in each fruit
aurantiacum: orange-colored
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-4' tall forb; stems with many crisp, long hairs (greater than .02")
Flower: purplish to red, 5-parted, 1/2" long, tubular-shaped, unequal lobes; inflorescence usually a cluster of 3-4 flowers per leaf axil; blooms May-June
Fruit:roundish, dry, bright orange/red berry with 3 oblong stones
Leaf:large, not connected at the base
Habitat: woods, thickets; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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