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Gentiana saponaria

Soapwort Gentian, Harvestbells

Scientific Name:

Gentiana saponaria

Genus:

Gentiana

Species Epithet:

saponaria

Common Name:

Soapwort Gentian, Harvestbells

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:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

September, October, November

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bogs, marshes, wet hardwood forests, other moist to wet habitats. Uncommon in NC mountains, piedmont, and coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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