Definition of Soapwort gentian
1. Noun. Erect perennial of wet woodlands of North America having leaves and flower buds resembling those of soapwort.
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Literary usage of Soapwort gentian
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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"American gentian; blue gentian; soapwort-gentian. Native, perennial herb, 1 to 2j feet high; in wet soil, Ontario to Minnesota, south to Louisiana and ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... delicately fringed corollas, and the closed gentian (G. Andrewsii) and soapwort-gentian (G. Saponaria), both with nearly closed corollas. ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In eastern North America the best known species .are the fringed gentian, G. crinita, soapwort gentian, G. saponaria, and G. andrewsii, closed gentian, ..."