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Etna Fringed Gentian Area

Fringed gentian (Gentianopsis crinita)  is a locally rare species in Tompkins County and is scarce in New York State. It is found on Cornell land that is managed primarily for research purposes by Cornell Plantations and by Cornell's departments in ecology and systematics, natural resources, and entomology. Fringed gentians thrive in open meadows where competition from other meadow species is limited, in seasonally flooded or fairly sterile soils, and sometimes in areas where the topsoil has been scraped away.