Pneumonanthe parryi Engelm.
Also Called: Blue gentian, pleated gentian, parry's gentian, bottle gentian, puff gentian.
Flowering Period: July, August, September
Family: Gentian ( Gentianaceae )
Height: up to 15"
Life Span: Perennial
Stems: Erect, leafy,and purple stems.
Leaves: Leaves are opposite, up to 1 1/2" long， oval, bluish green and smooth.
Flowers: Flowers are barrel-shapped, to 2" long. Normally azure blue but can be purple or purplish pink. Each stem has 1 - 3 flowers. Each flower has 5 narrow sepals and 5 petals.
Habitat: Moist meadow, stream banks, forest borders, alpine tundra, and subalpine meadows.
Distribution: Colorado Distribution Map