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Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

Stiff Gentian, Eastern Agueweed

Scientific Name:

Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

Genus:

Gentianella

Species Epithet:

quinquefolia

Common Name:

Stiff Gentian, Eastern Agueweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Plant Family

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Violet

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Forests, grassy balds (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plant in bloom

image

C. Paynter, August 09

Close-up of flower

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C. Paynter, Aug 09

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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