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Green Gentian - Frasera speciosa
Other Names:  Monument Plant


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S5
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Nearly ubiquitous in our mountains. Seedlings are common.
 
General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MT, SD, south to CA, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 34

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Habitat
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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