Gentiana rubricaulis Schwein.  
Family: Gentianaceae
closed gentian, Great Lakes gentian, red-stemmed gentian
[Dasystephana grayi (Kusn.) Britton, Gentiana linearis subsp. rubricaulis Froel., Gentiana linearis var. lanceolata Froel., Gentiana linearis var. latifolia Froel., Gentiana linearis var. rubricaulis Froel.]
Gentiana rubricaulis image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Gentiana: named after Gentius, King of Illyria, who around 500 B.C. found the roots of the herb yellow gentian or bitterwort to have a healing effect on his malaria-stricken troops
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb
Leaves: mostly stalkless, smooth, light green, opposite
Flowers: white with blue spots, 5-parted, 1"-2" long, tubular-shaped with a small opening at the top, folds with 1 tooth between the petals; inflorescence usually terminal clusters; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: wet; meadows
Conservation Status: Native
Gentiana rubricaulis image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Gentiana rubricaulis image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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