Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Bottle gentian has a unique association with bumblebees that help ensure efficient pollination, seed production, and ultimately the future of the species. Gentians are slow to establish from seed, so they are most commonly planted from containers or from the separation of clumps. They add to the aesthetics of stormwater and shoreline plantings while also helping to sustain bumblebee populations.