Gentiana saponaria Linnaeus. Phen: Aug-Nov. Hab: Bogs, marshes, wet hardwood forests, other moist to wet habitats. Dist: NY west to n. IL, south to Panhandle FL and e. TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: A peculiar form with very narrow leaves has been found at several localities in Ashe and Watauga counties, NC and in the South Mountains, NC; it may warrant taxonomic recognition after further study.
Synonymy: = C, Fl5, GW2, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Halda (1996), Ho & Liu (2001), Pringle & Weakley (2009), Pringle (1967a); = Dasystephana saponaria (L.) Small – S; = Gentiana saponaria L. var. saponaria – K1; = Pneumonanthe saponaria (L.) F.W.Schmidt; > Dasystephana cherokeensis W.P.Lemmon; > Gentiana cherokeensis (W.P.Lemmon) Fernald – F, G; > Gentiana saponaria L. – F, G, WV