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Star Gentian

5 point star shaped flower that is a deep purple or blue. It usually has pale striations along the petals. It is most often found near water sources and its diminutive size and unobtrusive coloring make it easy to miss.

Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Swertia perennis
Growing Season:Late summer
Soil Type:Wet, marshy areas or near water sources
Other Names:

Felwort, Alpine Bog Gentian

Habitat:Montane to subalpine