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Gentianopsis crinita (Frölich) Ma. Eastern Fringed-gentian. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Sunny or partially shaded seepage areas over calcareous, mafic, or ultramafic rocks (such as limestone, amphibolite, or serpentinized olivine). Dist: ME, s. ON, and ND south to NJ, n. DE, IN, and IA (mostly north of the glacial maximum) and from PA south to nw. NC and ne. GA in the unglaciated Appalachians.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Certainly one of the most beautiful of our native plants.

Synonymy: = C, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va; = Anthopogon crinitum (C.F.Frölich) Raf. – S; = Gentiana crinita C.F.Frölich – F, G, GW2, RAB, W, WV; = Gentianella crinita (C.F.Frölich) G.Don ssp. crinita – Gillett (1957)

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