Gentiana clausa 

Closed Gentain

Names and Myths

Gentiana Name from Gentius king of Illyria who Pliny claims discovered its medical value.54

clausa Closed

Natural history / Folklore

The closed gentain is bee pollinated, the closed petals protects the pollen and nectar from rain, and theft by smaller insects6. The flowers show sequential maturation, the stamens mature first, and are followed by the female organs.8


Flowers closed at tip. Blue flowers 1 to 1.5 inches in length.

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