Soapwort Gentian

The Soapwort Gentian (Gentiana saponaria) is found in moist meadows, wooded areas, and ditches throughout the northern half of Alabama. A perennial, the soapwort gentian, so named for its resemblance to the soapwort plant, blooms in late summer and early fall, and the flowers remain almost closed even when it is in full bloom.

Caroline Dean Wildflower Collection, Auburn University Digital Library