OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Gentiana latidens   FAMILY Gentianaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana saponaria var. latidens   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Gentiana latidens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gentians of the eastern United States (Drake, 2011)
Gentiana latidens

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Gentiana clausa

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dasystephana decora

 

COMMON NAME:
Balsam Mountain Gentian


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image of Gentiana latidens, Balsam Mountain Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm080924_043

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers are relatively large and not tightly closed, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Gentiana latidens, Balsam Mountain Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm090913_050

September    Jackson County    NC

Stems can be up to 70cm tall, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Gentiana latidens, Balsam Mountain Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm090913_054

September    Jackson County    NC

image of Gentiana latidens, Balsam Mountain Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm090913_059

September    Jackson County    NC

Leaves are widest toward the clasping base & have an acute to acuminate tip, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Gentiana latidens, Balsam Mountain Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm090913_083

September    Jackson County    NC

image of Gentiana latidens, Balsam Mountain Gentian

JK Marlow    jkm130927_588

September    Jackson County    NC

Calyx lobes larger & proportionately wider than other N. American gentians, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Gentiana latidens, Balsam Mountain Gentian

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_balsammtgentian

September?        NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Gentiana latidens   FAMILY Gentianaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana saponaria var. latidens   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Gentiana latidens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gentians of the eastern United States (Drake, 2011)
Gentiana latidens

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Gentiana clausa

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dasystephana decora

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3485

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare, restricted to the higher mountains of NC south of Asheville

Habitat: Moist, often seeping, more or less open sites on rocky slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Deep blue-purple
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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