West Highland Flora

Field Gentian


Gentianella campestris

 

Gentianella campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
31 Jul 2004 Storr, Skye
Flower c 15 mm diameter

Occasional in grassland

Plant c 5-25 cm high.  Flower diameter c 13-20 cm

ID: Circle of hairs in centre of corolla.  Calyx of 4 lobes, the two outer much wider than the two inner, overlapping and enclosing them.  (Compare Autumn Gentian)

Other features: Annual.  Flowers always have 4 petals and sepals, reluctant to open except in bright sun.  Normally bluish-purple, occasionally pale or white.  Leaves opposite, unstalked, 3-veined.

 

Gentianella campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
Flower c 16 mm diameter

  Gentianella campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
31 Jul 2004 Storr, Skye
Flower c 15 mm diameter

 

Gentianella campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Sep 2001 Storr, Skye

  Gentianella campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Aug 2003 Suardal, Skye
RH flower c 17 mm long incl sepals

 

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