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The Green Gentian, also known as a Monument Plant, grows to about 5 feet tall on a stiff stem without branches. We have seen many of them in Rocky Mountain National Park recently and in many different locations.

The pretty, 4-petaled flowers are a greenish white with brown spots. You can see the flowers close up and then the plant as a whole in these two photographs. Aren’t the flowers beautiful?

Have you ever seen one before?

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One Response to “Beautiful Green Gentian or Monument Plant In RMNP”

  1. Kathleen says:

    Your photo of the gentian captures its’ essence. Thank you for sharing your awareness of nature with us.

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