Gentiana puberulenta J.S.Pringle
Family: Gentianaceae
downy gentian,  more...
[Gentiana puberula auct. non Michx.]
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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, 8"-20" tall forb, minutely hairy, usually unbranched
Leaves: mostly stalkless, usually widest below the middle, opposite, slightly hairy
Flowers: blue but occasionally white with blue markings, 5-parted, 1 1/4"-2 1/3" wide, top widely open, folds between the petals; inflorescence a cluster, those from the top are stalked, those from the leaf axils usually stalkless; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods; in limy, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Derek Anderson  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Thomas Givnish  
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Derek Anderson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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