September 1, 2013
Each green gentian plant can produce about 600 flowers, and each flower can produce 60 seeds.
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Hikers and bikers traveling Routt County's trails and roadways this summer are commenting on the proliferation of green gentian (Frasera speciosa), also called Monument Plant or Deer's Ears. It's the largest gentian found in the Rocky Mountains and can be found in meadows and open areas.