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Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella Family: Gentianaceae
Gentianella amarella     *     Autumn Gentian

Flowering time: July-September. Annual or biennial.

Habitat: Calcareous grassland and dunes.

Erect blue, purple, pink or white flowers with four or five petals, the calyx lobes not overlapping. Corolla 14-18mm. Rosette of oval-lanceolate basal leaves, the stem leaves in pairs. The single or branched stem is erect with ascending branches. Height 5-30cm.

Similar: G. campestris, Field Gentian. Four petals, calyx lobes overlapping


Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella       Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella
Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella
Badbury Rings, Dorset. August 2012

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