bottle gentian


Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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bottle gentian

noun
gentian of eastern North America having tubular blue or white flowers that open little if at all [syn: closed gentian
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In moist cool gardens, bottle gentian will self-sow readily but does not become invasive.
Blue-purple bottle gentian snuggle among the taller plants in wet spots and prairies.
The tightly closed bottle gentian can only be pollinated by the extremely strong bumble bee.
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