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Gentian quinquefolia

Common Name(s):
Gall-of-the-earth, Stiff gentian
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Late summer into fall
Height:
6-30 in.
Foliage:
Opposite, sessile leaves; stem is branched and winged; appears to be four-sided
Flower:
Violet to white, funnel-shaped flowers in multiple tight clusters; dozens of tubular, .5-1 in. flowers; five bristly-tipped lobes
Site:
Roadsides, wet fields, bogs, wet woods
Life Cycle:
Annual

NCCES plant id: 2583

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