Pine-barren Gentian

By William T. Hathaway
Pine-barren Gentian (Gentiana autumnalis)

The Pine-barren Gentian (Gentiana autumnalis) is a perennial having a corolla with pleats between the acute or obtuse floral lobes; flowers are solitary at end of stem. The leaves are linear. This species, which is found in pine barrens and savannahs, is considered a rare plant.

My picture was taken in the Green Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina in October, 1972.

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