Swertia perennis

Star Gentian
Swertia perennis

Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
AKA: Felwort
Photo taken on: August 26, 2007
Location: Green Lake Trail, GV, CO
Life Zones: Montane to alpine
Habitat: Wet soil

Grows to 18" in clumps amongst grasses with a single erect stem. Star-shaped flowers are a deep, dusky purple.

Blue/Purple Long Clusters