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Gentiana latidens (House) J.S. Pringle & Weakley. Section: Pneumonanthe. Balsam Mountain Gentian. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Moist, often seeping, more or less open sites on rocky slopes. Dist: Restricted to the higher mountains of NC south of Asheville, NC (Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Transylvania counties).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA14, K3, K4, Drake (2011), Pringle & Weakley (2009); = Gentiana saponaria L. var. latidens House; < Dasystephana decora (Pollard) Small – S; < Gentiana clausa Raf. – GW2, K1, RAB, W, Halda (1996), Ho & Liu (2001), Pringle (1967a); < Pneumonanthe clausa (Raf.) Greene

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County, North Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Transylvania County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County, North Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County, North Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County, North Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Gentiana latidens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Original Image ⭷

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