Gentiana alba Muhlenberg ex Nuttall. 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 now been settled, with G. alba being valid and having priority.
Synonymy: = Ar, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Pa, RAB, W, WV, Halda (1996), Ho & Liu (2001), Pringle (1967a); = Dasystephana flavida (A.Gray) Britton – S; = Gentiana flavida A.Gray – C, F, G; = Pneumonanthe flavida (A.Gray) Greene