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Yellow-wort

Blackstonia perfoliata

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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
Maximum Size:
50 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, sand dunes, seaside, wasteland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 8 petals
 
Bright yellow, cup-shaped flowers with 6-8 petals.
Fruit:
A two-parted capsule containing numerous seeds.
Leaves:
The dull, greyish leaves are in opposite pairs and are fused together at their bases. The leaves are oval to triangular and pointed.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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