Gentiana septemfida

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

Gentiana septemfida (crested gentian or summer gentian) is a species of flowering plant in the family Gentianaceae, native to the Caucasus and Turkey. It is a low-growing herbaceous perennial growing to 15–20 cm (6–8 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, bearing up to eight bright blue trumpet-shaped blooms in summer, with striped interiors. It requires a rich, moist soil and full sun.[1]

The Latin specific epithet septemfida means "with seven divisions".[2]

In cultivation this plant[3] and its variety G. septemfida var. lagodechiana[4] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Gentiana septemfida". Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana". Retrieved 15 July 2013.