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Gentiana clausa

Bottle Gentian, Meadow Closed Gentian,

Scientific Name:

Gentiana clausa

Genus:

Gentiana

Species Epithet:

clausa

Common Name:

Bottle Gentian, Meadow Closed Gentian,

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Forests. Mostly Appalachian. Uncommon in NC mountains and piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure, W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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