Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2736

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in openings in spruce-fir forest, bogs, at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana linearis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Gentian