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Frasera caroliniensis

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Common Name: American Columbo, Green Gentian

Part to full shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level but prefers moist, tolerates a range of soils including clay, acid to neutral pH.  6-8 ft. height, blooms in early summer, white/green/brown flowers.

Germination Code:  M

Native Region:  Middle Tennessee and lightly in West and in East Tennessee

Although it occurs in most of the eastern U.S, it is a rare in its range.  Labeled a perennial, biennial, and triennial by various plant sources.

American Columbo, Green Gentian - Frasera caroliniensis
Photo Courtesy Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com