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.
|Scientific Name:||Swertia perennis|
|Growing Season:||Late summer|
|Soil Type:||Wet, marshy areas or near water sources|
Felwort, Alpine Bog Gentian
|Habitat:||Montane to subalpine|