So many blue gentians, but then there's this. White gentians stand out from their crowd. Sadly, these were fading, but still a delight to see. Many gentians are particular about where they grow, looking for just the right soil and light. That makes an elusive and much sought goal for wildflower enthusiasts. White, pale, cream, plain or yellow gentian grows in AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, OH, OK, PA, WV, MB, and ON. Adams Co OH, 10/2/21. Gentian family, Gentianaceae.