Greater Fringed Gentian-Gentianopsis crinita
Beautiful! I love the detail of the petal edges and the darker stripes.
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The fringes are what make these special along with the lovely blue shades. Thanks, Ann!
Thanks, Eliza! I am hoping to harvest some seeds for you.
I’d love that – thank you!
The pods have been soaked with all this rain but hopefully a few will survive.
Very nice Steve!
Wonderful detail and colours!
Your beautiful flower photo reminds me of an impressionistic painting.
The background certainly does. Glad it made an impression on you, Peter.
Oh, that’s a lovely color. Lovely photo, Steve!
Thanks, Tina. It’s one of my favorites and I hope it stays established here in the yard.
Such a sweetly beautiful photo. I love the simplicity and the color contrast. Do they have much of a scent?
Thanks, Todd. I’ve not noticed one. I guess they are attractive enough to their pollinators to not need one. It sure works on me. 🙂
Your attention to gentian extension is worthy of mention.
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Indeed and well said.
These shades of lavender and green pair exceptionally well. Beyond that, there’s just the right amount of softness, and just the right amount of detail. I actually found one — ONE — of our prairie gentians last weekend. It was a touch ragged, but there it was. Still, the season’s winding down, and autumn colors come next.
The proverbial Gentian in a haystack, I guess. Maybe now that you found one there will be more next year. They are biennials so last year’s seed will produce next year’s flowers.
Ellengant! 🙂 Thanks, Ellen.
Ah, the Gentian! You know that’s another one that I love. 😉 You have to go into the mountains at the right time to see them here and I didn’t make it this year. Thank you for this. 🙂
Well, I cheated and bought some that grow outside my back door. 🙂 Previously though I did have to do some climbing to visit the local ones. Glad seeing this made you happy. I posted another a few weeks ago.
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