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Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata Family: Gentianaceae
Blackstonia perfoliata     *     Yellow-wort

Flowering time: June-September. Annual or biennial

Habitat: Calcareous, gravelly ground, grassland and dunes in southern and central England and central Ireland

Clusters of bright yellow flowers with 6-8 petals and a deeply divided calyx followed by globular seed-capsules. The greyish-green stem leaves are triangular-oval and fused in pairs round the stems. Height 15-40cm


Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata       Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata
Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata
Godlingston Hill, Dorset. October 2012

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