Felwort 2007

North Dome, Yosemite, July 2007

  • Swertia perennis L.
  • Felwort, Star Gentian
  • Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
  • USDA Symbol: SWPE
  • USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

Several erect stems, with most leaves at base, and star-like, pale bluish-purple flowers with greenish or white spots in an open, branched, but narrow cluster at the top.

The genus is named for E. Sweert, a 16th-century Dutch gardener and author.

Sourced from: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/

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