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Gentiana nivalis L.

Family - Gentianaceae

Common Name - Alpine gentian

 

 

Native 

 

 

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

 

 

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Habitats
Mountain rocks
Description of Genus

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

Whole plant in Iceland of Gentiana nivalis
This photo has kindly been made available by photographer Dick Vuijk. More of his photographes can be seen at the Natural History of Iceland
Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Found only in Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July, August and September.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is blue in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Schnee Enzian
USA
Snow Gentian