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Gentiana flavida A. Gray. Section: Pneumonanthe. Pale Gentian. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Moist meadows, prairies, glades, openings in mesic forests. Dist: MI west to MN, south to n. AR; with scattered disjunctions eastward to PA, OH, WV, KY, and w. NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The nomenclatural issues surrounding the correct name of this species (summarized at one point by Wilbur 1988c) have remained arcane; Pringle (2023) settled on G. flavida (see discussions).

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA14, G; = Dasystephana flavida (A.Gray) Britton – S; = Gentiana alba Muhl. ex Nutt. – Ar, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Pa, RAB, W, WV, Halda (1996), Ho & Liu (2001), Pringle (1967a); = Pneumonanthe flavida (A.Gray) Greene

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: FACU (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

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