The Star Gentian is also known as Alpine Bog Swertia and
Star Felwort. It grows at high elevations, in boggy wet soil.
It is a small plant -- 8 to 12 inches high -- with several blue
or purple or greenish blossoms along the stem.
The genus was named for the Dutch botanist, Emanuel Sweert.
by Sandra Bray
Wasatch County, Utah