2711 - AlpenPix (Wild) - 2010-11-29|
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Locality: USA - Colorado - Peak 7 area, Summit County, Colorado, elevation 9,800 feet in slightly boggy soil.
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: Closeup of flower. In the wild, Fringed Gentian stays short, growing to about 8 inches tall but at my house, it will attain a height of 24 to 30 inches, even on the poorest soil, and will produce many flowers on multiple stems. It produces abundant, fertile seed that can be simply scattered on the ground.
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