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Gentiana verna L.

Family - Gentianaceae

Common Name - Spring Gentian

 

 

Native 

 

 

Protected under schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) 

 

 

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Habitats
Moor
Short turf
Description of Genus

Mostly annual herbs without hairs. The floral parts are in fives.

Whole plant of Gentiana verna
© Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during April, May and June.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is blue in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Frühlings-Enzian
Poland
Goryczka wiosenna