Gentiana prostrata

Moss Gentian
Gentiana prostrata

Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
AKA: Pygmy Gentian, Siberian Gentian
Photo taken on: July 28, 2015
Location: Tincup Pass, CO
Life Zones: Alpine
Habitat: Meadows

A tiny plant less than 6" tall (this one is 2") with moss-like leaves. Flowers are tiny and have four lobes which close rapidly when shaded by a shadow or hand.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers