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2011
Gentiana verna L.
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Gentiana verna L.

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Popular names - Genziana primaticcia, Genziana springs, genzianella di Primavera, Spring Gentian.

Distribution and Habitat - a species native to southern central Europe, Russia, England and Ireland, increasing the Alpine and subalpine meadows, wetlands, from 400 to 2600 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous perennial, 2-20 cm rizomatoasa. Basal rosette of leaves formed elliptic, 1-2 cm, acute, alternate, leaves caulinare are all smaller, acute, margin entire, smooth. Flowers solitary. Campanula calyx, with wings 0.7-1.5 mm, more than half the corolla tube. Corolla 15-25 mm, deep blue, lobes ovate-elliptical. Fruit capsule.

Places where the species was seen - from the mountain pastures Coppolo (IT).

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