Green Gentian - Frasera speciosa
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Nearly ubiquitous in our mountains. Seedlings are common.
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Stems simple, erect, 20–150 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Leaves: basal oblanceolate, 7–25 cm long; cauline whorled, much smaller and more linear. Inflorescence a raceme composed of numerous whorls of flowers, each subtended by gradually reduced, foliaceous bracts. Flowers pale green with blue spots; sepals 8–15 mm long; corolla lobes broadly ovate, 1–2 cm long, each with 2 adjacent glands at the base. Capsule oblong, 1–2 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
WA to MT, SD, south to CA, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Meadows, sagebrush steppe, moist grasslands, more common in calcareous soil; montane, lower alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.