Sep. 25, 2017

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I called this the other fringed gentian, which it is to us here in the east.  In fact there are nine species across the continent.  There used to be a nice population of these near here.  That area is now a subdivision.  They were allowed to build there because they created a new artificial wetland.  But they have not replaced the gentians, orchids, and other interesting plants that were originally there.  Indians used this as a blood purifier.  I don't know (but wonder) how that was expected to work.