Gentiana pneumonanthe

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Gentiana pneumonanthe
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. pneumonanthe
Binomial name
Gentiana pneumonanthe
L.

Gentiana pneumonanthe (the marsh gentian) is a species of the genus Gentiana. It was the first wildflower announced as flower of the year in Germany in 1980.The species can be found in marshes and moorlands. It is the host-plant of the Alcon Blue (Phengaris alcon).