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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Gentiana catesbaei

Elliott's Gentian, Catesby's Gentian, Coastal Plain Gentian

Scientific Name:

Gentiana catesbaei

Genus:

Gentiana

Species Epithet:

catesbaei

Common Name:

Elliott's Gentian, Catesby's Gentian, Coastal Plain Gentian

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

September, October, November

Growing Area:

Mountains, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pocosins, moist longleaf pine savanna edges, edges of moist hardwood forests, bluff seepages. Common in NC coastal plain, rare in mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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