Gentiana andrewsii (Closed Gentian) - photos and description





Looking straight down on plant.


General: An upright perennial with showy flowers. Plants glabrous and have stiff stems.

Flowers: Flowers purple-blue in terminal and axillary clusters. Corolla measured to 3.5 cm long.

Leaves: Leaves opposite, entire, lanceolate to ovate, sessile, leaf highlighted above was 53 mm long and 26 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 80 cm, we measured plants to 64 cm tall.

Habitat: Wet meadows, ditches of eastern Saskatchewan.

Abundance: Extremely rare, ranked as an S2 (as of 2021) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre. This plant is a central and eastern North American species whose range ends along the southeastern border of Saskatchewan.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken August 18th and August 27th moist grassy roadsides, and in moist woods, about 300 km east of our home in Regina, SK.