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Name: Gentiana bavarica
Distribution: European Alps
Description: Perennial. Stem ascending. Leaves not forming a rosette, about twice as long as wide, obovate to spathulate, obtuse; margin cartilaginous, smooth. Calyx-teeth lanceolate, acute; calyx-tube somewhat infundibuliform, angled, very narrowly winged on the angles. Corolla 20-30mm; lobes deep blue; tube paler blue.
Altitude: 1800-3600 m
Size: 4-20 cm
Color: blue
Bloom: 6-9
Cultivation: damp places, meadows
Propagation: seeds and cuttings
Photo: Michele Jurietti; Passo S. Giacomo Val Formazza (VB), 2400 m, Italy