Coneflower Prairie Gift Adoption

Bottle Gentian

Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

The bottle gentian has curiously closed flowers and is also called the closed gentian. Bumblebees force themselves inside the flower through the top by pushing apart the petals. Pioneers used the root of this species to promote appetite. Gentian Family (Gentianaceae)

Donation Level: Purple Passion ($5,000)