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2011
Gentiana Crusader
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Gentiana crusader L

Synonyms -

Popular names - Gentiana minor Genziana Crociere.

Distribution and Habitat - originated in southern, central and eastern Europe, it grows on sunny pastures on limestone soils, from 200 to 2000 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous perennial, glabra, 15-40 cm high. Rhizome brown, fibrous. Stem ascending or erect. Leaves lanceolate or ovate oblong, obtuse, 3 ribs, opposite. Flowers sessile, in axillary fascicles. Calyx tube of 6 mm and 4 teeth 1-2 mm, triangular. Blue-violet corolla tube 15-18 mm wide at top, 4 triangular lobes 4-5 mm. Anthers free. Ovary sessile. Blooms from June to August. Seeds nearipate. 2n = 52

Tolerances - temperatures up to -20 ° C.

Propagation - by seeds after fruit maturation in the hothouse.

Curieozitati - species protected by law.

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