Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Bottle Gentian

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Gentiana andrewsii

Flower Description:

Long, tubular, with pleats between each of 5 fused blue petals. Never open and resemble large buds. A deep royal blue/purple blossom in late summer-fall. 

FamilyGentian
Season BloomAug-Sept
HabitatPart shade to sun, moist fields, thickets, edges of woods.
CyclePerennials
Height1'-2'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are oblong at base, tapering to a point at tip. Upper-side glossy.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland