Syn.: Gentiana ciliata L., Gentianella ciliata (L.) Borkh., Hippion ciliatum (L.) F. W. Schmidt
Family: Gentianaceae Juss.
Gentianopsis ciliata
Distribution: Species of central and southern Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula through central Europe and the Balkans to southern Ukraine.
Ecology: Grows in dry or slightly wet meadows, in forest margins and in thickets, mostly on limestone soils. It flowers from July to October.
Gentianopsis ciliata
Description: Biennial to perennial herb, up to 30 cm tall, with an erect and usually unbranched stem. Lower leaves sessile, spathulate, obtuse; cauline 1–3 cm, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acute. Flowers are solitary, borne on long pedicels, tetramerous, calyx up to 25 mm long, lobes equal, corolla 25–50 mm, lobes oblanceolate, long-fimbriate at margin, blue or rarely white. The fruit is a capsule.
Threat and protection: It is endangered and protected species in some European countries (e.g. Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary).
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These images were taken in Czechia, Svratecká hornatina, Švařec (26. 9. 2003) and Czechia, Polabí, Bříství (8. 9. 2012).