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American Spurred Gentian
Halenia deflexa
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Also known as - Spurred Gentian.

Native to Alberta. Annual or biennial.

General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

Native across southern Canada and adjacent USA States. Uncommon. Stems, ridged, erect, simple or branched above, 1-5dm tall; leafy. Leaves, basal, long-stalked, blade sharply-obovate or spatulate; upper, stalkless, lance-like, 2-4cm long. Flowers, in small clusters at top or from leaf axils; 4-lobed, purplish green or bronze, appearing closed, each lobe usually prolonged at the bottom into a slender, short spur; July-August. Fruit, a stubby bottle-shaped capsule, 6-10mm long, projecting above the sepals. Habitat: Moist woods; sWeas.N50.59.563/W114.08.927.

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Recent American Spurred Gentian Reports in Alberta


Abundance Location Reporter Date
Present Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Blake 2011/07/10
Present County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 Blake 2009/07/30
Present Heritage Ranch Blake 2005/08/27
Present Maskepetoon Blake 2005/07/16
Common Dickson Natural Area Blake 2005/07/13

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