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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