Which Gentian?

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Can anyone help me ID this one? Thanks!

scott

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

And does this look like Pulsatilla albana?

Scott

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Prineville, OR(Zone 6a)

Sure looks like G. acaulis to me.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Siskiyou,

Thanks for the reply. I've since been told by the person who gave this to me that it is a selected form of G. angustifolia. He also mentioned that G. angustifolia and G. acaulis are nearly identical.

Scott

(Zone 4a)

Decumbent: Pulsatilla albana has a yellow flower.
You may have Pulsatilla vulgaris.
Whatever it is, it is beautiful!

(Zone 4a)

OK, Todd:

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Taramark,

Interesting. The flower color is a little more intense on my other P. vulgaris, but overall the plant looks very similar.

Scott

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

The pulsatilla is certainly vulgaris....albana is indeed yellow...I have that one and its a charmer. The gentian may well be angustifolia. There is much confusion in the trade between angustifolia and acaulis. Not easy to tell them apart. We have one at the Botanical garden labelled acaulis but I was able to ID it correctly as angustifolia 'Frei'. I guess it really doesn't matter. View it as a lovely spring-flowering gentian.

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