Lomatogonium rotatum (L.) E. Fries
FamilyGentianaceae — APG family: Gentianaceae
SynonymsSwertia rotata L., Lomatogonium rotatum f. tenuifolium (Griseb.) Fern., Lomatogonium rotatum subsp. tenuifolium (Griseb.) Pors., Gentiana rotata (L.) Froel., Pleurogyne rotata var. tenuifolia Griseb., Pleurogyne rotata (L.) Griseb.
Common namestar gentian
DescriptionGlabrous; stem lacking basal rosette, from simple, 3 cm long (1-flowered) to branched, 50 cm long, many-flowered with strongly ascending branches; lower stem leaves oblanceolate, blunt, the upper linear, acute; calyx lobes narrowly linear, acute; corolla 8—15 mm long, mostly as long as, or shorter than, calyx, blue, diluted blue with darker veins, white with blue stripes, or more rarely pure white, enlarged in fruit, the lobes oblong-elliptic, acute, with pair of scalelike, fringed appendages at base; capsule oblong, somewhat acute, with many glabrous seeds.
EcologyWet meadows, along streams. Described from Siberia.
Extremely variable; inland specimens are more slender and small-flowered than coastal specimens.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.