Gentian Noddingcaps (Triphora gentianoides)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Posted by rattlebox (Naples, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jun 8, 2014 12:45 PM

In the United States, native to a few counties in south Florida, mainly Dade, Collier and Lee. Also found in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ecuador, Venezuela, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and SE Mexico.

Dormant during dry season, grows from underground basal tubercles at beginning of rainy season. Reportedly self-fertilizing.

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