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LITTLE GENTIAN - Gentianella heterosepala

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Copyright:Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers, www.swcoloradowildflowers.com

IDENTIFICATION
Common Name: LITTLE GENTIAN
Scientific Name: Gentianella heterosepala
Family: Gentian - Gentianaceae
Species Characteristics: calyx lobes free to the base, the lobes variable in width and length, at least one of them broad and bractlike (small leaf-like structures); fringe cilia usually unted below; plants with widely spreading branches.
Mature Height: from 2 to 18 inches.
Flower Color: pale blue to purple.
Flower Size: 0.25 to 1 inch.
Flower Symmetry: radial
Flower Structure: flowers bisexual (male and female parts in same flower).
Fruit Type: capsule (dry, multi-chambered fruit splitting at maturity).
Leaf Type: simple (not divided into similar parts).
ECOLOGY
Origin: native
Growth Form: herbaceous
Life Cycle: perennial
Class: angiosperm (plant with covered seed).
SubClass: dicot (plants with two seed leaves and netted leaf veins).
Season of Bloom: summer to early fall (Jun. - Sep.).
Life Zone: montane/subalpine.
Habitat: moist meadows.

WEED MANAGEMENT
Origin: native

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