Halenia deflexa
(Spurred Gentian)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Spurred Gentian, American Spurred Gentian, Green Gentian
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Halenia deflexa, or Spurred Gentian, is native to parts of northern the United States, especially the Great Lakes region, but also the northeast and small populations in the Central US. It is an annual that grows in mossy, shaded woods, along trails, and on edges of bogs, fens and swamps. It blooms from mid summer into fall, with small flowers that can be purple or green.

More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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