Gentianopsis simplex

One-Flowered Gentian

Erect. Basal and lower stem leaves less than 1 in. long, spoon-shaped, often withered by blooming; upper stem leaves 3–6 pairs, lance-shaped. Flower single on undivided stem without bracts at base, calyx tube with 4 lance-shaped pointed lobes. Flower is a deep blue funnel-shaped tube 3/4–1 1/2 in., divided nearly 1/2 its length into 4 lance-shaped pointed lobes, with toothed tips. There are no appendages between lobes. Ovary distinctly stalked. Grows in boggy meadows, springs, near streams, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine, Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Crater Lake Np
  • Native: Yes

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