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Name: Gentiana acaulis
Synonyms: Ciminalis acaulis (L.) Moench, Gentiana excisa C.Presl, Gentiana kochiana E.Perrier & Songeon
Distribution: European Mountains, grassland
Description: Perennial. Leaves elliptic or lanceolate, grey-green. Corolla with green spots in the throat; lobes acute or cuspidate, calyx teeth usually less than 1/2 as long as the tube, ovate, narrowed at the base.
Altitude: 1200-3000 m
Size: 5-10cm
Color: normally deep blue
Bloom: spring
Cultivation: humous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
Propagation: seeds, cuttings