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Greater Fringed Gentian
Gentianopsis crinita (Gentiana crinita)
Part shade, wet to moderately wet moisture level, sandy soil, neutral to alkaline pH. 8-24 inches height, blooms in fall, blue flowers.
Germination Code: C(60), D. Difficult from seed
Native Region: ?
Biennial. One of the most beautiful of the gentians with its delicately fringed petals and striking blue color. To form a colony, seedlings must be set out for 2 consecutive years. It is a wetland plant in Tennessee.