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Closed Gentian
22-SEP-2004 Greg Harp

Closed Gentian

Sibley State Park, New London, Minnesota

The Closed Gentian is an interesting flower in that, as far as I know, it never opens like a regular flower. More information about Closed Gentians (sometimes also referred to as 'Bottle Gentian" can be found at and The Closed Gentian is considered to be an endangered plant species in several states, and is rather rare in Minnesota. (Or at least I have never seen but a few of them.) This one is the most colorful I have ever seen, in person or in print, and was found in Sibley State Park in West-Central Minnesota.

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camms10-Oct-2006 02:31
Still wonderful but I need to know what kind of flower this is. :-)
carol j. phipps18-Apr-2006 13:03
What a lovely capture with superb ligih, color, and dof.
Guest 09-Apr-2006 06:40
Wonderful shot! A bit curious though on what kind of flower this is....
camms23-Mar-2006 06:24
fotabug23-Dec-2005 22:51
Very nice.
Isolde Peisl07-Sep-2005 16:52
Wow! Which kind of flowers is this? Have never seen this one before!