Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Yellow Gentian
Gentiana flavida
Family: Gentianaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1S2

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Habitat:
Reported in meadows and damp woods; in KY, prairies and open woodlands.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The flowers are yellowish white and appear as a long tube. The plants are glabrous (without hair). The length of the calyx lobes are less than 1.5 cm, ovate to deltoid in shape and keeled on the back.

Management:
Woody plant invasion may need to be controlled using periodic prescribed fire, mowing or other means to maintain the open character of the habitat for this species. Hand removal of trees in the vicinity of the plants is needed. Soil disturbance such as ATV trails or timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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