Sep. 30, 2017

downy gentian, Gentiana puberulenta

Great day yesterday. I couldn't find the soapwort gentians I went to Ohio to shoot. But then there was this. This downy or prairie gentian is apparently the last known plant of its kind in Ohio! Fortunately it's growing in a dry prairie like remnant in a protected area. Downy gentians grow in AR, IA, IL, IN(T), KS, KY(E), LA, MD(X), MI(E), MN, MO, ND, NE, NY, OH(E), OK, PA, SD, TN(E), Wi, WV, MB, ON, and SK. 9/29/17.