Gentiana affinis - 1

Gentiana affinis - Pleated Gentian (aka Rocky Mountain Gentian)
Railroad Canyon, Black Range - September 19, 2010
First three photographs by Rebecca Hallgarth

In general, this species appears only during the wetter years or under wetter conditions.  These individuals were found near the Holden Prong Saddle at the head of Railroad Canyon.  This is a species of the west, see BONAP map to the right.  In Canada it is found in Saskatchewan.   It has several scientific synonyms including; Dasystephana affinis, D. bigelovii, D. interrupta, D. rusbyi, Pneumonanthe affinis, Gentiana interrupta, and G. rusbyi.

Photograph immediately above and all below
Gallinas Trail, Railroad Canyon, Black Range, New Mexico
September 16, 2020

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