Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Gentiana affinis Grisebach
(Pleated Gentian, Rocky Mountain Gentian)

Family: Gentianaceae

Status: Native

Dasystephana affinis (Grisebach) Rydberg
Dasystephana bigelovii (Gray) Rydberg
Dasystephana interrupta (Greene) Rydberg
Dasystephana rusbyi (Greene) Wooton & Standley
Gentiana interrupta Greene
Gentiana rusbyi Greene

Gentiana affinis is a beautiful erect herb with blue tubular flowers that are appressed to the stem. The leaves are linear to lanceolate. Gentiana affinis is found at middle to upper elevation in the Ponderosa Pine forest in areas where there is more moisture than usual in the Gila National Forest.
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Gentiana affinis, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak turnoff, Sept. 12, 2007

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