Rocky Mountain Fringed Gentian - Gentianopsis thermalis
Gentiana detonsa var. unicaulis, Gentianella detonsa var. elegans
Taprooted annual or biennial, stems glabrous, usually branched. Basal leaves forming a rosette or reduced to one pair, 2-6.5 cm long, obovate-elliptic to spatulate; cauline leaves linear to spatulate. Flowers solitary, terminal, on pedicles up to 30 cm long. Calyx tube 9-14 mm, lobes 8-20 mm long; corolla 25-60 mm long, narrowly funnelform, the lobes 10-35 mm long, lateral margins ciliate to fimbriate or toothed, the apex erose to dentate (adapted from: Welsh, 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed., revised).
Eastern ID and MT south to NV, UT, and NM (Kartesz in prep. 2012).
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Sagebrush meadows to mountains, including aspen and spruce-fir communities (Welsh, 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed., revised).
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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.