Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Gentianaceae
(Gentian Family)


The Gentianaceae have tubular flowers that mature as a capsule with many seeds. They have opposite leaves and four or five sepals, petals, and stamens. Most gentians have very colorful flowers.

Frasera speciosa (Green Gentian)
Gentiana affinis (Pleated Gentian)
Gentianella amarella (Dwarf Gentian)
Halenia rothrockii (Spurred Gentian)
Zeltnera calycosa (Centaury)


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