Reach me a gentian, give me a torch let me guide myself with the blue, forked torch of this flower down the darker and darker stairs, where blue is darkened on blueness. Gardens Ideas, Bluegreen, Blue Green, Beautiful, Ana Rosa, Fringes Gentian, Blue Flower, Pretty Flower, Gardens Plants
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Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita) (sometimes called Blue Gentian) is a biennial herbaceous species, native to eastern USA and eastern Canada. Fringed gentian flowers open on sunny days, but generally remain closed on cloudy days. Individual plants live for only one or two years
Fringed Gentian. Let me add: Gentianopsis crinita, native to Eastern US and Canada. Sunset Western Garden book says these need perfect drainage and lime-free soil. A perfect rock garden plant with some of the richest blues you can get. Blooms in autumn.
Blue-Gentian: Gentiana [Family: Gentianaceae]