Frasera speciosa

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Scientific Name Frasera speciosa USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Green Gentian, Monument Plant ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine. Sunny moist areas in meadows, grassy slopes, roadsides.
Plant: Stout, erect biennial/perennial to 6 feet tall, unbranched stem.
Leaves: Basal rosette of pale green oblanceolate leaves 6 to 18 inches long, reducing to whorled and opposite bracts upward.
Inflorescence: Many flowers along stem with 4 broad, pointed petals, white to greenish, often with dark dots; 4 slender light green narrow, pointed sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G. K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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