Rock Creek Area

Alpine Gentian (Gentiana newberryi var. newberryi) usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally is found in non wetlands. They can be either white or blue. The short stems lie against the ground or snake through the grass. The outer surface of the mainly white flower is sharply striped with light to dark purple. The inner surface may be lightly striped with greenish or yellowish coloration, and freckled with a similar color.