Fringed Gentian Facts
- The stunning Fringed gentian ranks as one of the most interesting flowers in the world among some experts, due to some of its rather unique characteristics.
- The extremely sensitive and delicate blooms of the plant only open on sunny days and remain closed if bright sunshine is not present.
- The species also has a short lifespan, with most plants living for less than two years.
Fringed Gentian Physical Description
The gorgeous Fringed Gentian typically attains a height of around 3 ft (1 m), though some plants develop smaller. The plant has become rather popular for the lacy fringes of its structure, hence the name.
The blooms appear at the ends of long, tapering stalks, which may be as long as 8 in (20 cm), and remain famous for their sweet, delicate scent. In color, they usually display brilliantly iridescent beautiful deep blue.
The leaves of this biennial herbaceous grow in abundance and average about 2 in (5 cm) in length, just as much as the full size of the plant.
Species: G. crinita
Fringed Gentian Distribution and Habitat
However, its astonishing beauty has led to the species being transplanted in small numbers in other regions, including Yellowstone National Park.
The plants seem to be most commonly present in thinly wooded sections, wet meadows, and the banks of streams and brooks. They remain rare and protected in most areas.
Wind and water serve as the primary distributors of the seeds.