Gentianella amarella

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Gentianella amarella
Gentiana amarella L ag1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentianella
Species:
G. amarella
Binomial name
Gentianella amarella

Gentianella amarella, the autumn gentian or autumn felwort,[1] is a species of the genus Gentianella.

It is a short biennial plant with elliptical to lanceolate leaves. The flowers are purplish bells between 12 and 22 mm long. It flowers between July and September. Its habitat is in grass, often on lime-rich soil (in England typically on chalk). It is found throughout Northern Europe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lardon Chase" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
  2. ^ Fitter, Richard; Fitter, Alastair; Blamey, Marjorie (1974). The Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe. Collins. p. 182.