Gentianella germanica

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Gentianella germanica
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentianella
Species: G. germanica
Binomial name
Gentianella germanica
Gentianella germanica - Dolomites

Gentianella germanica, known in the United Kingdom as the Chiltern gentian, is a flowering plant in the Gentianaceae (gentian family). It was chosen as the county flower of Buckinghamshire.[2] Within the UK, it is only native to the Chiltern Hills of southern England ,[3] although its distribution on the Continent is much wider, ranging from France to the Balkans .[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Flora Europaea". Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
  2. ^ Plantlife website County Flowers page Archived 2015-04-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ C. D. Preston, D. A. Pearman & T. D. Dines (eds.). New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-851067-5.