|Scientific Name||Gentiana parryi (Pneumonanthe parryi)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GEPA|
|Common Name||Mountain Gentian, Parry's Gentian||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29980|
Life zones and habitat: Montane and alpine (7500 to 13200); moist areas in meadows, along stream banks, bogs, thickets.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 14 inches tall; multiple, leafy stems.
Leaves: Smooth opposite stem leaves, ovate to lanceolate, 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long with pointed tips.
Inflorescence: Deep blue, barrel- or cup-shaped flowers opening during the day; 1 to 1-1/2 inches long and 1 inch across; 5 petals and 5 sepals fused together, light-colored, spotted throats, yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: July-September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, American Southwest and SEINet.
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