Centaurium texense

Common Name:  Texas Centaury, Lady Bird's Centaury

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flowers--gentians typically have 5-merous (5-parted) flowers; are they dicots or monocots? flowers, developing fruits, and sepals--notice the long corolla tubes, the elongate fruit, and the linear sepals
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leaves (these leaves are dying, because the plant is reaching the end of its annual life cycle)--are these leaves opposite or alternate?