The closed petals make the flower look more like a unopened flower bud. There may be 2 sets/whorls of flowers
Closed Gentians are almost exclusively pollinated by bumblebees. The bees are strong enough to work their way into the flower.
- the bumblebees have a private source of nectar
- the plant has a loyal pollinator insuring cross pollination
Found: Wet areas, meadows, thickets, wood edges
Height: 1 - 2 feet
Aug - Oct bloom time