Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2841

Forb
Annual

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in sunny or semi-shaded seepage areas over calcareous, mafic, or ultramafic rocks (such as limestone, amphibolite, or serpentinized olivine), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ Blue-violet (rarely white)
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4-lobed calyx
4-lobed corolla
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gentianopsis crinita   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentianopsis crinita   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-02-001:
Gentiana crinita   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Fringed Gentian


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gecr2_002_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gecr3_001_lvd

        

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Alan Cressler    alc_3922860997_b44aec0601

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

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Alan Cressler    alc_3923645516_022bc95cab

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

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Alan Cressler    alc_3923650200_232c5ab97b

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Flowers are flared open on sunlit days, closed at night and when cloudy, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_crinita_7

September        

The 4 calyx lobes are triangular-ovate, acute to acuminate, erect, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_crinita_eastern

September        

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Will Stuart    wil_10136748716

October    Towns County    GA

Flowers erect, to 6cm long, pedicellate, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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Will Stuart    wil_10136887914

October    Towns County    GA

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Will Stuart    wil_10136931875

October    Towns County    GA

Iridescent to purplish-blue flowers with 4 fringed lobes, per Gentians of the Eastern US.