Gentiana saponaria

ClassificationDicots
FamilyGentianaceae
Family (Traditional)Gentianaceae
GenusGentiana
SpeciesGentiana saponaria L.
Common NameHarvestbells
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.9
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Dasystephana cherokeensis Dasystephana cherokeensis

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Bell (KY), Bullitt (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Clinton (KY), Edmonson (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Logan (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Cannon (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Dickson (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Lincoln (TN), Macon (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Moore (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Robertson (TN), Scott (TN), Shelby (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100476264 Fayette Kentucky 11 Oct 1992 Clara Wieland
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476413 Grundy Tennessee 15 Oct 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5547
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476322 Muhlenberg Kentucky 26 Sep 1996 John R. Macgregor
s.n.
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476330 Powell Kentucky 09 Oct 1971 William M. Meijer
s.n.
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476405 Fentress Tennessee 15 Oct 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5540
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476421 Grundy Tennessee 15 Oct 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5557a
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476256 Laurel Kentucky 01 Oct 1991 Ronald L. Jones
6969
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476397 Franklin Tennessee 15 Oct 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5533
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476280 Edmonson Kentucky 23 Oct 1965 Joe Bruna
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476272 Franklin Kentucky 30 Sep 1980 Donald K. Walker
660
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476306 Laurel Kentucky 12 Oct 1975 J. Stuart Lassetter
2487
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
BEREA014956 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gentiana saponaria
BEREA014953 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gentiana saponaria
BEREA014951 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476348 Powell Kentucky 30 Sep 1980 Donald K. Walker
648
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476314 Laurel Kentucky 01 Oct 1992 Steve Walker
540
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476439 Putnam Tennessee 15 Oct 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5561
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476371 Trigg Kentucky 02 Oct 1967 Raymond Athey
32
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476363 Blount Tennessee 01 Nov 1979 Thomas S. Patrick
1070
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100662160 Clinton Kentucky 02 Oct 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
1094
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476298 Franklin Kentucky 03 Oct 1979 John MacGregor
FR-79
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
31234100476355 Pulaski Kentucky 26 Sep 1992 John Richard Abbott
4450
EKY
Gentiana saponaria
BEREA014954 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gentiana saponaria
BEREA014952 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176160 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176349 Jefferson Kentucky
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176191 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176173 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176146 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
BEREA014955 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176165 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176149 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176171 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176150 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176187 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176155 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176350 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176147 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176189 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176166 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176156 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176168 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176152 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176157 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176181 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176170 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176169 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176185 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176151 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176186 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176178 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176142 Coffee Tennessee 14 Oct 1962 H.R. De Selm, B.R. Holt
31132
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176177 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176176 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176159 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176184 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176174 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176175 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176179 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176163 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176154 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176143 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176167 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176192 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176153 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176158 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176162 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176183 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176182 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176193 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176172 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176148 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176141 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176145 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176164 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176161 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176144 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176194 White Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176188 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176190 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176195 White Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
TENN-V-0176180 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0072960 Cumberland Tennessee 07 Oct 2014 Mason Brock
784
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0013019 Moore Tennessee 11 Oct 1974 R. Kral
54705
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0082666 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Oct 1968 Raymond Athey
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0048682 Moore Tennessee 17 Oct 1987 R. Kral
74569
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0099591 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0013017 Montgomery Tennessee 09 Oct 1949 R.E. Shanks, Frank Woods, Alfred Clebsch
757
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0115423 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
UCHT008057 Coffee Tennessee 14 Oct 1962 H. R. DeSelm, B. R. Holt
31132
UCHT
Gentiana saponaria
UCHT023826 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0013020 Coffee Tennessee 19 Oct 2010 Dwayne Estes
11796
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0082644 Putnam Tennessee 12 Oct 1962 A. J. and Evelyn Sharp
2027
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0103693 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0083404 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0072177 Dickson Tennessee 28 Oct 2016 Mason Brock, Dwayne Estes
1553
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0115419 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0073906 Grundy Tennessee 19 Oct 2017 C. M. Ciafre
75
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0013016 Robertson Tennessee 12 Oct 1985 Edward W. Chester, Tom Patrick
85-1030
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0099510 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0079779 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0050933 Morgan Tennessee 19 Oct 2005 Dwayne Estes and John Beck
8608
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0030017 Polk Tennessee 05 Nov 2010 Joey Shaw, Dwayne Estes, Eugene Wofford, Sunny Hart, Emily Blyveis, Aaron Floden, Rob Shepard.
Not shown
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0115421 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0115422 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0115420 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU025494 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU012783 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU034672 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU025495 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
UCHT036438 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Gentiana saponaria
UOS03172 Coffee Tennessee 16 Sep 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Gentiana saponaria
UOS00111 Franklin Tennessee 27 Oct 2016 Katie Kull
UOS
Gentiana saponaria
UOS03170 Franklin Tennessee 17 Oct 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118411 Coffee Tennessee 09 Oct 1961 Elsie Quarterman
s.n.
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118406 Cumberland Tennessee 29 Sep 1998 V. E. McNeilus
98-991
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118421 Grundy Tennessee 08 Oct 1977 Thomas S. Patrick
504
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118426 Moore Tennessee 11 Oct 1974 R. Kral
54705
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
APSC0082643 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU021003 Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU012784 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU033117 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
HTTU032905 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Gentiana saponaria
UOS03171 Coffee Tennessee 02 Oct 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Gentiana saponaria
UOS03169 Franklin Tennessee 21 Oct 1999 Joe Burckle
UOS
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118413 Cumberland Tennessee 15 Oct 1994 V. E. McNeilus
94-1068
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118420 Grundy Tennessee 09 Oct 1992 D. Rust
s.n.
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118416 Franklin Tennessee 16 Oct 1974 R. Kral
54701
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118428 Polk Tennessee 13 Nov 1970 R. Pearman
45849
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118431 Scott Tennessee 14 Oct 1978 P. Somers
1581
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118430 Robertson Tennessee 22 Sep 1976 R. Kral
59089
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118417 Franklin Tennessee 29 Sep 1976 Elsie Quarterman
s.n.
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118404 Coffee Tennessee 06 Oct 1969 R. Kral
37517
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118403 Coffee Tennessee 06 Oct 1969 R. Kral
37517
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118425 Moore Tennessee 17 Oct 1987 R. Kral
74569
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118424 Macon Tennessee 23 Sep 1981 R. Kral
67910
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118419 Grundy Tennessee 08 Oct 1992 Dan Rust
107
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118401 Cannon Tennessee 08 Oct 1970 R. Kral
41451
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118427 Polk Tennessee 06 Oct 1991 B. Eugene Wofford
91-22
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118407 Cumberland Tennessee 14 Oct 1973 John A. Churchill
73-147
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118408 Fentress Tennessee 22 Sep 1957 H. F. L. Rock
998
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118722 Cannon Tennessee 31 Oct 1983 Landon E. McKinney
239
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118429 Putnam Tennessee 07 Oct 1970 R. Kral
41432
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118432 Warren Tennessee 08 Oct 1975 R. Kral
569065
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118400 Bledsoe Tennessee 04 Oct 1978 R. Kral
62814
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118410 Dickson Tennessee 16 Oct 1986 Kevin H. Souza
86-676
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
BRIT118409 Dickson Tennessee 23 Oct 1973 R. Kral
52430
VDB
Gentiana saponaria
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