Rocky Mountain Pleated Gentian

Genus Gentiana
Gentian Family (Gentianaceae)



Rocky Mountain Pleated Gentian


Rocky Mountain Pleated Gentian
(Gentiana affinis)

This plant grows in moist soil at high elevations in the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. This one was found on a hillside where springs were giving rise to small streamlets.

The dark blue blossoms are more than an inch long.