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Fringed Gentian

Gentianopsis ciliata

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Gentianales
Family:
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland.

Flower:
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Blue, 4 petals
 
Clear blue flowers, with 4 large petals (not 5 like most other Gentians). The petals are fringed with ragged edges. The flowers each measure between 2.5 and 4cm across. Late flowering.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule.
Leaves:
An annual or biennial plant of chalk grassland. The leaves are lance-shaped with blunt tips. Leaves appear together up the stems in opposite pairs. Rare in Britain.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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