Friday, September 19, 2008

Plant Quiz Answer - Gentiana saponaria

You've got it, Keith! Nice work. The quiz photo was of Gentiana saponaria.





This species of gentian is found in sandy moist prairies and in black oak savannas in the Chicago Region. The photos of this plant were taken in September 2007 in a savanna in NW Indiana.

Keith, the next quiz is yours...

3 comments:

goooooood girl said...

Feel good......

Justin said...

tell me more "goooooood girl". I wanna be bad!

Brad said...

I finally saw this gentian in the field yesterday in northern Indiana. It's considered extirpated in Michigan (historic collection near Niles), but there is an apparent specimen at the Morton Arboretum attributed to Berrien County, collected on August 30, 1992. As many of the plants in Indiana were still in bud yesterday (9/20), I am skeptical the Michigan collection is legitimate.