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Explorer's Gentian - Gentiana calycosa


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Glabrous perennial from a branched caudex. Stems ascending, simple, 10–30 cm. Leaves cauline, ovate, 1–3 cm long; the lowest smaller. Inflorescence a solitary, terminal flower. Flowers 5-merous, funnelform to campanulate; calyx 12–22 mm long, the lobes rounded; corolla deep blue, 32–44 mm long, plicate with fringed plaits between erect to spreading lobes. Capsule 15–25 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants have been called variety obtusiloba C.L. Hitchc.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 27

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Habitat
Moist to wet soil of meadows, cliffs, open forest, often where snow lies late; subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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