fringed gentian

noun

Definition of fringed gentian

: any of several North American herbs of the genus Gentiana having the margin of the corolla lobes fringed: such as
a : a widely but irregularly distributed annual or biennial herb (G. crinita) of eastern and central North America that has violet-blue or white fringed flowers
b : a similar but somewhat smaller blue-flowered plant (G. procera) of central and western North America

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“Fringed gentian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fringed%20gentian. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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