Halenia deflexa
Family: Gentianaceae
American spurred-gentian, spurred-gentian
Halenia deflexa image
Robert Bierman  
Etymology: Halenia: for Johann Halen, German botanist
Plants: erect, annual, 8"-32" tall forb
Leaves: opposite, mostly stalkless
Flowers: whitish to slightly yellowish or purplish, 4-parted, 3/8" long, tubular-shaped, with downward pointing spurs; flower drawing inflorescence loose, branched, separated clusters with 5-9 stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: moderate moisture to wet; conifer forests, bogs
Conservation Status: Native