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Gentian saponaria

Common Name(s):
Soapwort gentian
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Fall
Height:
.5-2 ft.
Foliage:
.5 to 2 in. opposite egg-shaped stalkless leaves with clasping bases; stiff, erect, wing-angled stems; soapy sap
Flower:
Light blue to lilac flowers; slightly open at tip
Site:
Dry to moist woods, stream banks, roadsides
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2584

Gentian saponaria Gentian saponaria