fringed gentian, greater fringed gentian
[Anthopogon crinitum (Froel.) Raf., more...]
Etymology: Gentianopsis: resembling or having the form of Gentian
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 12"-32" tall forb, often branched near the top
Leaves: stalkless, 3/8"-3/4" wide, upper leaves lance-shaped with wide, rounded bases
Flowers: blue, 4-parted, 1 1/2"-2" wide, funnel-shaped, petals densely fringed, with no folds between; solitary on long stalks; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: moist; meadows, woods, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FACW+ Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"