Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday 189: Gentians

Happy Autumnal Equinox! On a recent walk through the Arboretum, we found three of the five variety of gentians that bloom there in the late summer/early autumn. Enjoy!




Bottle Blue Gentians


Stiff Gentians


Stiff Gentians


Stiff Gentians


Downy Gentian


Downy Gentian -- love those fringed petals!


Bottle Blue Gentians


Bottle Blue Gentians


Downy Gentian




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12 comments:

PlantPostings said...

Beautiful! I really like the Bottle Gentians--they're so fascinating and graceful and such lovely shades of blue!

Heather said...

Thanks, Beth! There are still a ton of bottle gentians on Greene Prairie, but not as many stiff or fringed now. I was disappointed while at Curtis Prairie Tuesday that the trail where one usually finds gentians was closed due to all the rain last weekend, but I did get beautiful pics of a monarch in asters and of a hawk perched atop the Visitor Center. :)

colleen said...

So much potential bursting forth. The colors make me swoon.

Heather said...

Thanks, Colleen -- thought you might enjoy these. :)

Natalia said...

Lovely pictures!

Heather said...

Thanks, Natalia!

NC Sue said...

Thanks so much for linking your beautiful photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/steam-powered-whatchamacallits.html. I love flowers but wouldn't have known what these are. Gentians, huh? They're lovely!

Hope to see you each week at the linkup, Heather!

Heather said...

Hi Sue! Yes, these are three variety of gentians that are native to southern Wisconsin prairies, and bloom August to about mid-October.

Alice Audrey said...

Gorgeous!

Ruth Daly said...

Beautiful colours!

maryaustria said...

These are beautiful flowers! Gorgeous!

Heather said...

Thanks, Mary!