COLORADO WESTERN TIER WILDFLOWERS

 Jim Fuchs

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Centaurium (Gentianaceae)

Centaurium arizonicum

I came across this plant in 2010 while hiking in Utah, about 6 km west of Mesa County, Colorado. Location was on a desert canyon stream bench at an elevation of 1700 meters. Didn't take time to look closely at it because I was in a big hurry that day. A few not very good photos is all I came home with. It had been on my UFO list until 2016 at which time I was finally able to identify it as Centaurium arizonicum. I have not yet found any of these plants in Colorado.

Centaurium arizonicum

Centaurium arizonicum

Centaurium arizonicum

Centaurium arizonicum

Centaurium arizonicum

Opposite sessile leaves