Where is Gentian Pinkroot (Spigelia gentianoides)
located in the wild?
Sandy or dry-mesic pine-oak forests. (FNAI 2000)This species is found in association with overstory trees such as Pinus taeda, P. palustris, Quercus nigra, Q. hemisphaerica, Q. falcata and Nyssa sylvatica. The understory and herb layer is found with includes Cornus, Vaccinium, Rhododendron, Agrimonia, Gentiana, Mitchella and Pedicularis (NatureServe 2001).
Spigelia gentianoides var. gentianoides is known from Calhoun, Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties, Florida. S. gentianoides var. alabamensis is known only from Bibb County, Alabama.
States & Provinces:
Gentian Pinkroot can be found in Alabama, Florida