A fringed gentian for May (Gentianopsis crinita)

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Marilyn Whiteley on August 30, 2009

More than a year ago, after Swissmay posted a lovely picture of a gentian, I told her I'd show her a North American variety when they came into bloom. Alas, late last summer I couldn't find any where they used to grow profusely! But now I've found some nearby, though not nearly as many as I remember from the past.

photodegraff on August 31, 2009

Wonderful shot and specimen, Marilyn!

Jimmy Lu on August 31, 2009

Very nice flower. Very nice Photo.

Greetings, Jimmy

mardrl on August 31, 2009

Very beautiful flower and photo. Great macro.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 31, 2009

Dear Marilyn, thank you very much for this beautiful picture of an 'American gentian'! It looks very similar to our 'Gentianopsis ciliata'. They are lovely little flowers, not as big and dark blue as the Alpine Gentiana, but very pretty indeed with their fringes and finally they all belong to the same family. I have found some Gentiana asclepiadea recently, which I will upload sometime. May

Marilyn Whiteley on September 2, 2009

Many thanks, photodegraff, Jimmy, and Margot, and May, I'm so glad for your comment. I love the colour and the delicacy of the fringed gentian, and I am so happy that we found some this year.


Ria Maat on September 10, 2009

What a wonderful picture Marilyn! The flower is looking so delicate! Very nice shot!

Greetings from Holland, Ria

trananh on September 15, 2009

It's such a vaporous violet colour. The nature's mysterious glamour always makes us vibrate with admirable points of view. What a great shot ! Best wishes from Vietnam/trananh

Marilyn Whiteley on September 22, 2009

Many thanks, Ria and trananh, for your very nice comments. Greetings, Marilyn

Erik van den Ham on September 28, 2009

Lovely blue flower! Sad to hear the population of this wonderful flower has been decreased.

Best wishes, Erik

Ghislain Bonneau on October 17, 2009

Hi Marilyn, thank you for your visit and nice comments. I love this photo, lovely flower,,,YS...Cheers..GHISLAIN.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 30, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/08/24 12:10:34
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 9.84mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash