7 responses to “Gentiana algida”

  1. A Jablanczy

    Gentian violet on the other hand has an indelible purple hue one of the most extreme and stable colours used as a lab stain in medicine and as actual tx of oral candidiasis or trush mainly in infants.
    Is there a photo of it on this site?

  2. George L. in Vermont

    If you really want to go wild with gentian info check out this website: http://gentian.rutgers.edu/index.htm
    “The Gentian Research Network is a free, not-for-profit, web-based forum for worldwide research on the natural history and evolution of the flowering plant family Gentianaceae (gentians).”
    Actually, it turns out “Gentian violet” the dye is named for it’s color and is derived from coal tar, not from gentians. See here:
    http://gentian.rutgers.edu/GentianViolet.htm

  3. George L. in Vermont

    Thank you Dawn and Daniel! Another extraordinary plant being new to me! Love it’s biogeography: what a totally cool bi-continental range!

  4. elizabeth a airhart

    fine picture thnk you dawn
    i just came back from your
    page on american wild flowers
    then went to rutgers read about
    that purple stuff they used on
    on me when i was little wonder
    i made it this far thank you george l
    thank you daniel dawns page is great
    and so much work and time

  5. Janet A.

    Thank you for the link to Dawn’s flower identification tool. What a great idea! I have bookmarked the site for future use and enjoyment!

  6. Margaret-Rae Davis

    I am so pleased to see this gentian. What a wonder for me. I only know of the purple ones.
    It is a great photograph and I feel greatful to see it.
    Thank You,Margaret-Rae

  7. tammy

    the markings on that gentian are stunning. thank you for highlighting it today!

Leave a Reply