Gentiana alba

ClassificationDicots
FamilyGentianaceae
Family (Traditional)Gentianaceae
GenusGentiana
Species:Gentiana alba Muhl. ex Nutt.
Common NamePlain Gentian
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 10
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** 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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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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Robertson (KY), Rowan (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1985 - 1987

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100476462 Rowan Kentucky 16 Sep 1987 Charles A. Hammer
538
EKY
Gentiana alba
APSC0100000 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana alba
APSC0089247 Robertson Kentucky 24 Sep 1985 Max Medley
APSC
Gentiana alba
APSC0048598 Robertson Kentucky 26 Sep 1985 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Gentiana alba
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Plant Photos

Gentiana alba - Tara Littlefield
Gentiana alba - Tara Littlefield
Gentiana alba - Tara Littlefield
Gentiana alba - Tara Littlefield
Gentiana alba - Tara Littlefield
Gentiana alba - Tara Littlefield
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell
Gentiana alba - Theo Witsell