All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Four-parted Gentian</strong>
<em>Gentiana propinqua</em><br>
I found this plant blooming at Denali NP along the Savage River Trail. The petals are supposed to open at the top of the flower, but I never saw that. Perhaps they have to have dire...
Four-parted Gentian
Gentiana propinqua

I found this plant blooming at Denali NP along the Savage River Trail. The petals are supposed to open at the top of the flower, but I never saw that. Perhaps they have to have direct sunlight to cause them to open. The smoke from the fires above Fairbanks drifted in the Denali valley and kept the sun from shining, so the flowers may have stayed closed.


clr: 8-v

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