Bavarian gentian

Gentiana bavarica

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Gentiana bavarica, the Bavarian gentian, is a herbaceous perennial species of flowering plant in the Gentian family Gentianaceae.


Gentiana bavarica can reach a height of 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in). This plant forms a rosette of basal obovate to spathulate yellowish-green leaves, about 1 cm long. Flowers are deep blue, 1–2 centimetres (0.39–0.79 in) long, with broad spreading lobes. They bloom from July to August.

Distribution and habitat

Gentiana bavarica is native to European Alps and prefers wet grasslands at elevation of 1,300–3,600 metres (4,300–11,800 ft) above sea level.


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