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Gentiana villosa

Striped Gentian

Scientific Name:

Gentiana villosa

Genus:

Gentiana

Species Epithet:

villosa

Common Name:

Striped Gentian

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Upland forests, sandhill/pocosin ecotones (Weakley 2015). Uncommon throughout NC.

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 Recommended for home landscapes

Plant in Bloom

image

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Blooms

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Blooms

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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