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Prairie Gentian - Gentiana affinis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, simple, 10–30 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Leaves cauline, lanceolate to ovate, 1–4 cm long, the lowest smaller. Inflorescence a leafy-bracteate panicle. Flowers 5-merous, funnelform; calyx 5–17 mm long, the lobes unequal, acute; corolla deep blue, 23–40 mm long with fringed plaits between spreading lobes. Capsule 2–4 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to MB south to CA, AZ, CO and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Habitat
Moist soil of meadows, grasslands; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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