Fringed Gentian - Gentiana crinita - These pictures are from my friend Gerry, whom I met at the Oberlin Farmer's Market.
Fringed Gentian - Gentianopsis crinita - is listed on the Ohio Department of Natural Resourse Rare Native Plant list (2010-2011) as potentially threatened.
Fringed Gentian stays closed on cloudy days and opens when the sun shines.
Fringed Gentiana - Gentiana crinita
Other charmers in
Nuttall's Lobelia - Lobelia nuttallii - Fall 2010
We (Mike, Eric and some students and I) went on a walk to see the fringed gentian. It was spectacular, so I'm forwarding his pictures to you.From friend Gerry
Sneezeweed - Helenium autumnale
Grass - of - Parnassuss - Parnasia glauca