Syn.: Gentiana palustris All., Swertia perennis subsp. palustris (All.) Dostál, Swertia perennis subsp. alpestris auct. non Fuss in Baumg.
Family: Gentianaceae Juss.
Swertia perennis
Distribution: Mountains of Europe – Pyrenees, Jura, Alps, Carpathian Mountains, mountains of the Balkan Peninsula.
Ecology: It grows in damp and peaty meadow and wet rocks, from mountains to subalpine zone.
Description: A perennial herb with an erect stem, 15–60 cm high. The basal leaves are petiolate, elliptic, stem leaves sessile, lanceolate. The flowers in panicle, corolla violet with black-purple dots. Flowers from June to August. The fruit is a capsule.
Endangering and Protection: The Marsh Felwort is a strictly protected plant in some countries (A, CH, CZ, D, I).
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Swertia perennis
These images were taken in Czechia, Bohemia, Krkonoše, Obří důl (July 28, 2007).