Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

Gentiana crinita -  Fringed Gentian

Fringed Gentian
Nodding Onion Gardens 2015

Pronounced -  gen-tee-ANN-ah

Height - 1 to 3 feet
Flower Color - blue
Blooms -
Sun - Sun to part sun

Zone - 3 to 8 ( biennial)

Soil - moist
pH -
Famiy - Gentianaceae
gentiana crinita
NOG 2015
Fringed Gentian  opened
Nodding Onion Gardens 2015
Wildlife Significance

Nectar Source -
Long -tongued bees
Thou waitest late, and comest alone
When woods are bare and birds have flown,
And frost and shortening days portend
The aged year is at end....

William Cullen Bryant
Fringed Gentian
Fringed Gentian
Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of the Fringed Gebtian visit the USDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service site.

Fringed Gentian - Gentianopsis crinita - is listed on the Ohio Department of Natural Resourse Rare Native Plant list (2010-2011) as potentially threatened.
Seed Provenance - Nodding Onion Gardens - 2014 - presentPrairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2010

Fringed Gentian - wildflower
Fringed Gentian
Fringed Gentian - Gentiana crinita. These pictures are from my friend Gerry, whom I met at the Oberlin Farmer's Market.

 Fringed Gentian stays closed on cloudy days and opens when the sun shines.