Gentianopsis crinita (Froel.) Ma
Common Name: FRINGED GENTIAN
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Meadows, moist prairies, and moist shores; wet slopes and banks; ditches, moist old fields and roadsides; usually on calcareous sands and gravels; sometimes in drier, sandier settings than G. virgata.

Depauperate plants may be confused with G. virgata, for the species are not as clearly separable as one might wish (and are considered to hybridize in some regions). Indeed, most of the northernmost records mapped (Alpena, Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Lake, Montmorency, and Roscommon Cos.) are based on specimens with rather small, ambiguous and unusually shaped leaves, though not as linear as expected (especially on small individuals) in G. virgata.

Locations

Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Cass County
Clare County
Gladwin County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Osceola County
Roscommon County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 10, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1398.