OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-02-007:
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Meadow Closed Gentian, Meadow Bottle Gentian


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image of Gentiana clausa, Meadow Closed Gentian, Meadow Bottle Gentian

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gecl_002_lvd

        

image of Gentiana clausa, Meadow Closed Gentian, Meadow Bottle Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm070917_008

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Reminiscent of the large old-fashioned Christmas tree lights, per North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes: the Mountains.

image of Gentiana clausa, Meadow Closed Gentian, Meadow Bottle Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm070917_015

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaves medium green, somewhat glossy, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-02-007:
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

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2492

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in forests, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ Violet
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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