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  Gentianella quinquefolia (L.) Small subsp. occidentalis (A.Gray) J.M.Gillett image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

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Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Gentianaceae
Gentianella quinquefolia (L.) Small subsp. occidentalis (A.Gray) J.M.Gillett
ague-weed, stiff gentian
Gentianella: little Gentian, reflecting its having been split off from the genus Gentiana because, while very similar, was of a different enough character and measurements to warrant its own genus
quinquefolia: Latin for "five-leaved"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-16" tall forb
Flower: purple to white, 4-5-parted, 5/8" long, tubular-shaped with a small opening at the top, no folds between the petals; inflorescence mostly a tall, dense, branched cluster (cyme) at the ends of the stems and branches; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Leaf:stalkless, opposite, lance-shaped
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods; in limy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Amarella occidentalis (A.Gray) Greene
Gentianella occidentalis (A.Gray) Small
Gentianella quinquefolia (L.) Small var. occidentalis (A.Gray) Small
Gentiana quinqueflora Lam. var. occidentalis A.Gray
Gentiana quinquefolia L. var. occidentalis (A.Gray) Hitchc.

         
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