Gentianopsis barbellata
Fragrant Gentian
Gentianaceae or Gentian Family
Fragrant Gentian is not as common
as Parry's Gentian or the annual Fringed Gentian
so it's a real treat to encounter it.
Although its petals are fringed like
Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis thermalis),
Fragrant Gentian is a perennial.
11,500' - McCullough Gulch - Summit County, Colorado
Photo by Klaus Hendrix