Monument Plant: Frasera speciosa

This version of Green Gentain called Monument Plant or more specifically Frasera speciosa is one of our favorite wildflowers.

From it’s humble beginnings…

Monument plant grows into a beautiful, tall, cone shaped plant which produces innumerable intricate sculptural flowers each a work of art in their own right.

Frasera speciosa is also commonly called elkweed as it is good browsing material for both deer and elk but the little guys seem to find Monument Plant to their liking as well.

And to top it all off a couple of photographers find Green Gentian fascinating as well and never tire of photographing it when it appears in the open meadows and grasslands each spring.

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