Plant ID forum: Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii); zone 5 wildflower

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 3, 2011 5:19 PM CST
After all the many miles I've tramped around in our neighboring fields and woods I thought I'd seen most of what's here, but no. I've never seen a "wild" blue bloom here with the exception of asters; at least not that I can recall at the moment.

Zone 5
Location: 35+ year nature reclaimed pasture. Scrub shrubs, some goldenrod, lots of brambles, tall grass and a few young trees. Very open canopy, lots of direct sun.

I didn't have the correct lens with me for close-ups, but....
Here it is.....




Any ideas?
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Oct 3, 2011 5:25 PM CST
I know that! I have them in my yard...ummm...dang...Gentian?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 3, 2011 5:28 PM CST

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Looks like a Gentiana, but I couldn't tell you which one. Maybe g. cruciata or g. andrewsii?
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Oct 3, 2011 5:29 PM CST
I was thinking Gentiana andrewsii
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 3, 2011 5:30 PM CST
I agree, looks like Gentian andrewsii: http://www.google.com/search?

q=Gentiana+andrewsii&hl=en&biw=1420&bih=798&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HUWKTtqyE4S2twed17WWAw&ved=0CDsQsAQ

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GEAN
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 3, 2011 5:30 PM CST
Y'all are just too fast for me! Smiling
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plantladylin
Oct 3, 2011 5:31 PM CST
If it is G. andrewsii, we need pictures for the ATP database!


Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Oct 3, 2011 6:04 PM CST
Thank you all!! I tip my hat to you.

You guys are quick!

So...they're already as open as they're going to be; in that case I don't think I'll wander that way again until it's time to collect some seeds. *Blush* I'll admit that in the excitement of the find I was sort of turned around (uhm, lost) for a few minutes there. Hilarious!

Appreciate the help, and of course it'll go into the database! Hurray!
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