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Closed Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Image ID: sc26

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Other common names: Bottle Gentian, Closed Bottle Gentian
Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Height: 1 to 2 ft.
Blooms: August to October
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  1.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Fused petals, 5 parts
Location: Sandy Creek Trail
Date:  9/28/2002
Notes: Flowers never open fully.
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Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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