Gentiana acaulis

Gentiana acaulis

  • Gentiana acaulis
  • Gentiana acaulis
  • Gentiana acaulis
  • Gentiana acaulis
  • Flower name
    Gentiana acaulis
  • Scientific name
    Gentiana acaulis
  • Alias
  • Place of originsouth-central Europe
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Sub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Gentiana acaulis

Gentiana acaulis(Scientific name:Gentiana acaulis ) is an alpine perennial herb in the family Gentianaceae, native to south-central Europe. It grows naturally in acidic soils on subalpine to alpine slopes in the Alps and Pyrenees etc.. The grass is low at about 10 cm tall, but it is fertile and spreads in a matted manner. In late spring and summer, it produces bright blue flowers with trumpet-shaped, five-tipped lobes at the top of the stem. The petals have vertical olive-colored stripes. The species name "acaulis" means "short-stemmed" in Latin. The pure blue flowers are prized.

Generic name: Gentiana acaulis, Scientific name: Gentiana acaulis, also known as trumpet gentian, origin: south-central Europe, habitat distribution: European Alps, Pyrenees and other alpine mountains, habitat: cold-tolerant perennial, stem length: 10 cm, leaf color: green, leaf shape: lanceolate, petiole: paired growth, flower shape: trumpet-shaped with five lobes at the tip, flowering period: May to July, flower color: blue, fruit: capsule.


  • Eye
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Gentianaceae
  • Genus
    Gentiana
  • Species
    G. acaulis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typealpine perennial herb
  • Flower colorsBlue
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 10.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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