fringed gentian

fringed gentian

noun
a plant of the genus Gentianopsis (or Gentiana ), especially G. crinita, having a tubular blue corolla with four fringed petals.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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fringed gentian

noun
any of various herbs of the genus Gentianopsis having the margins of the corolla lobes fringed; sometimes included in genus Gentiana 
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