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Prairie Gentian


Lily like flower, colored pink or white or lavender or blue. Flowers approx 1 inch across.


Damp sandy soil alongside marsh or warm water lake. Half sun, half shade.


Pic with flower bud and leaves included to help in ID. Insects love to eat both the leaves and flowers. Flower buds are mallow-like

1 Species ID Suggestions

Texas bluebells, Texas bluebell, Bluebell, Showy prairie gentian, Prairie gentian[1] The Bolero Deep Blue,[2] and Lisianthus
Eustoma russellianum Eustoma russellianum

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JudyCrawford 7 years ago

Thank you so much Lisa for giving me the identification of this flower. It's been driving me crazy.

JudyCrawford 7 years ago

I'll check into it further Lisa. At least this is a lead and if it takes me to an identification, I am forever grateful to you!

LisaPowers 7 years ago

Lisianthus is the name I know this one by. I am not so sure about it being called a bluebell of any kind...that may be a regional misnomer or a screwy wikipedia thing. I do believe the scientific name is correct though.

JudyCrawford 7 years ago

Thank you LIsa. The Texas Bluebell doesn't quite fit this flower. I did wonder if this is a Gentian of some kind, but they all have the same shape, same darker throats with yellow stamen/pestal (I'm not up on flower parts) no matter the petal color. It's driving me crazy looking for an ID.

JudyCrawford 7 years ago

Can anyone tell me what this is? I've done numerous searches and postings trying to find an ID. They are abundant in the areas they grow.

Very pretty flower.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Very pretty!

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Sep 12, 2013
Submitted on Oct 12, 2013

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