Gentian: Fringed vs Parry

So I found another one — the Fringed Gentian. This really is Gentian Week! But I also realized that I had included some Fringed Gentians in my earlier post on Parry Gentians. They grow in the same places and are about the same size, so I forgive myself for my lazy identification. 🙂 Fringed Gentians…

Gentian: Parry

It appears that this is going to be “Gentian Week” since I keep coming across them. This is one I’ve never seen before. Found it at Big Meadow on the hike from Green Mountain trail head to Granite Falls. There were thousands in the meadow. Breath taking!

Cousins

Compare the Parry Lousewort and the Bracted Lousewort (two last pics).  They differ slightly in size and the shape of the flower beak, and in the stems and leaves. Normal people would likely think they are the same flower, but they look very different to me!