Showy Green Gentian
(Monument Plant)

Genus Frasera or Swertia
Gentian Family (Gentianaceae)







Showy Green Gentian
Swertia radiata
or
Frasera speciosa
This is often called the "Monument Plant", and is also sometimes called "Elkweed". It is a very striking plant, growing as high as five feet tall.

The flowers are light green, splotched with white and purple.









Albion Basin
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah

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Photographed
by Sandra Bray