Name: Gentiana sedifolia
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Distribution: Costa Rica to Bolivia
Description: Small herbs, up to 4 cm tall. The leaves are opposite, up to 0.7 cm long, lanceolate and narrow. The flowers are solitary and erect, up to 10 mm in diameter, funnel-shaped, pale blue or violet, with purple dots in the center and with a yellow throat, rarely white or pale yellow. The flower closes at night or on cold and cloudy days.
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Photo: Jane Grushow; South America, Cajas Nat.Park, Ecuador