Catchfly Prairie Gentian
Also known as the seaside gentian, the catchfly prairie gentian is a particularly pretty gentian that is found in moist somewhat alkaline soils and has a high tolerance for salt in the soil or windblown salt. Found around the Southern United States, most of Mexico and across most of the Caribbean Islands, it has also been found growing in the center of the continent as far north as Montana. This one was growing next to La Sal del Rey, one of the largest prehistoric salt lakes in Texas, which is ten times saltier than the ocean!
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- Blue & Purple Wildflowers, Gentianaceae (Gentians)